Travelling in the sun!

Hi everyone

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



Sailing boats on the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland


St Tropez from the St Maxime ferry


Looking down on St Tropez from the castle


A back street in old St Tropez


The main street in St Paul de Vence


St Paul de Vence


Fishing boats at Antibes


The two lighthouses at Agay on the Esterel coast


Farm buildings near Gourdon in Provence

About brianswatercolours

After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog

Posted on July 18, 2013, in Paintings from our travels and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Liked them all but particularly liked the fishing boats at Antibes. Really lovely.


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