Monday, July 27, 2009

Moleskine drawing from French vacation - summer 2009

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Alright..here's the drawing/painting/sketch (not sure what I should call my Moleskine work) that I was holding up in my last post. It's the view out from the front door of the rental house we like to stay at in Normandy, France.

copyright 2009, Judith Nijholt-Strong
"View from the gite at Ferme aux Canards - Hameu le Hêtre in Sassetot le Mauconduit - Normandy, France"
Moleskine sketchbook, watercolors, ink, colored pencil
8.5"x 11" (opened flat)

It's a lovely view to wake up to each day - no matter the weather. Excellent place to get away from it all. The hortensias (hydrangeas) are everywhere in bloom in the summer in France...beautiful.

And this is our favorite donkey in Normandy. "Desireé" is her name and she belongs to the owners of the Ferme aux Canards. That's my husband giving her apples ... everyday we gave her an apple. She is a "gourmand"... heh heh

photo copyright 2009, Judith Nijholt-Strong
"Desireé loves her apples at the Ferme aux Canards - Normandy, France"

I did many more sketches/drawings/watercolors in my Molekines, here and in the Limousin region - but sit tight, I still have to write those posts. I have to admit there are times when this blog feels like annoying homework to me...rofl.

Tot ziens,
Judy
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5 comments:

Meisie said...

Ah but I give you an A+++ for your homework every time! Thanks for Sharng...love your view, lovely fresh colours! What a cute donkey too!!! I hope you were able to do a drawing of the hydrangeas...?

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

heh heh, thanks Meisie.
Yes! I did draw some hydrangeas and the duck that keeps watch over the farm. I'll post those next along with some others from this area in Normandy.

Oh! I didn't, however, draw the lovely Desireé. I could not do her justice.

kusjes,
Judy

Elaine said...

I love this shot of Deisree`. Complete with Hubs. :)

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

TY Elaine.
I love that donkey... I want one...boo-hoo!

Elaine said...

Not sure Sasha would approve. :-]

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