Monthly Archives: July 2013
Travelling in the sun!
We have recently had a short visit to Northern Ireland and a longer stay in Provence, mainly on the Cote d’Azur.
Fine weather has made our trips really lovely and an incentive to paint some quick watercolours of places we have visited.
Painting watercolours outdoors in temperatures around 30 C means everything has to happen quickly, especially as the watercolours dry so quickly. However with the light so great and the hues of summer all around it is hard not to want to record the scenes around us.
It is fun to revisit places again , such as Callian, St Maxime, St Tropez and St Paul de Vence, wherever you look there is always something new to see.
In St Tropez the waterfront is the main attraction, but venture into the older part of the town, and go to Port de Peche just a few steps away from the main quay. There you will find quiet, peaceful streets and great cafes and restaurants.
I hope you like this blog and if you can visit some of these lovely places.
Enjoy the summer
Sketches in The Dordogne and Tuscany