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Bridge at Sospel in the the French Riviera sketched in pastels
A small pastels sketched with carre pastels at Sospel, late afternoon
Added: Tuesday 3rd November 2015, 15:15:19

Pencil sketch of the casino at Monte Carlo
A small sketch in pencil outside the casino at Monte Carlo, France
Added: Monday 2nd November 2015, 16:31:53

The View from Eze, French Riviera sketched in pastel
Eze is a medieval village perched atop a crag in the Riviera. This small pastel was executed on the spot
Added: Saturday 31st October 2015, 8:55:35

Pastel from the main square in Aix en Provence
A small pastel painted in the centre of Aix en Provence in late October
Added: Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 18:02:22

Place de Lenche, Marseille in pastels
A pastels sketch in place de lenche Marseille
Added: Sunday 30th November 2014, 14:27:42

Vallon des Auffes, Marseilles in pastels
This is a small sketch in carre pastels and brush ink-pen of a small fishing village, Vallon des Auffes, on the outskirts of Marseilles. More in the same vein will follow in the next few days
Added: Tuesday 25th November 2014, 3:31:46

Pastel and ink sketch in the city centre of Bordeaux, France
A small sketch in ink and pastels completed plein air in the centre of Bordeaux
Added: Wednesday 20th August 2014, 16:24:02

Painting in oil from the same window where Monet painted Rouen Cathedral
This was an amazing find. The exact first floor window in Rouen from which Monet painted his famous oil studies of the west front of the Cathedral. And I got to paint from the same spot! Awesome
Added: Saturday 5th November 2011, 10:36:22

West front of Rouen cathedral painted in oil close to where Monet painted
This view of the west front of Rouen cathedral is very close to where Monet painted a series of oil studies of the same subject
Added: Friday 4th November 2011, 16:20:48

Painting plein air in watercolour at Dieppe harbour - France
Dieppe has been painted many times by famous painters like Turner and Pissarro. The harbour is almost unrecognisable from then, but there is still much to paint here. I'm painting a watercolour on a small scale on location en plein air.
Added: Thursday 3rd November 2011, 14:06:06

Pen and crayon sketch in Place de Lt Albert Rouen
Rouen is a painter's paradise if you like all things old architecture. Strong lighting made for strong contrasts in this sketch in pane and crayon.
Added: Friday 28th October 2011, 8:45:11

Pen and crayon sketch of ancient toilets in Pont Audemar
I dived down a little back-alley in Pont Audemar in France and came out at water level, where the main feature appeared to be a couple of ancient "bathrooms" overhanging the stream. Had to be sketched!
Added: Friday 21st October 2011, 8:55:52

Pen sketch in Pont Audemar
A lightening quick sketch in Rue de la Republique in Pont Audemar, not far from Honfleur and Rouen
Added: Wednesday 19th October 2011, 10:21:45

Dormer windows in Brionne - sketch in pen and crayon
Brionne is a small market town near to Rouen in France. I stopped off for a coffee and sketched the interesting dormer windows around me in the town square using a permanent ink pen and black crayon
Added: Tuesday 18th October 2011, 7:29:14

Oil pochade sketch of the gatehouse at Carrouges Chateau
I started this series of blogs with a sketch of the gatehouse at Carrouges Chateau. But that was really a warm up for this, another view of the gatehouse, with the chateau on the right.
Added: Saturday 15th October 2011, 2:53:22

Small oil painting of the Square at Ferte-Mace Normandy France
The weather was overcast when I started this small oil painting in the square at Ferte-Mace. The sky remained a greeny-grey, and it influenced all the colours in the scene. Nice to paint though.
Added: Thursday 13th October 2011, 15:47:02

Late afternoon oil painting in the sun at Clecy France
A smll, wide, oil painting on board done on location in the late afternoon sun of the old railway bridge at Clecy, France
Added: Thursday 13th October 2011, 7:18:01

Sunshine and rain - oil painting in Alencon France
Back to day 6 of my painting holiday in Normandy. This time a small oil painting started in the rain, continued in the sun, and finished in the studio
Added: Sunday 9th October 2011, 16:48:27

Watercolour painted on holiday at Bagnoles-de-L'Orne Normandy France
Painted in watercolour at Bagnoles-de-L'Orne in the Normandy "Swiss Alpes", the river Orne flows through this little resort replete with casino and boating lake. I sat on the grass next to the lake to complete this little study.
Added: Saturday 1st October 2011, 18:03:45

Watercolour painted at the table waiting for lunch - Pont d'Ouilly Normandy France
A small watercolour painted at a table outside a french bistro at lunchtime. This was in Swiss Normandy as its called, and the very typical village street scene with road signs all contributed to making an enjoyable painting experience.
Added: Tuesday 27th September 2011, 5:44:41


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