Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Travels in France Moleskine", Spring & Early Summer 2010 - Watercolors, Watercolor Pencils and Ink Drawings

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As promised: the drawings from my Travels in France, vol. 3, Moleskine. Spring & early Summer 2010. I worked in the small sketchbook moleskine and now this volume is finished...on to volume 4!
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We did quite a lot of day trips this vacation and I tried to draw something in each town we visited, weather and a place to sit permitting. Although I didn't draw everytime we went somewhere - it can get annoying for the Dutchman and for me too! lol
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For these drawings I used: Sakura Pigma Micron Pigment ink pens, Caran d'Ache, Van Gogh and Faber-Castell watercolor pencils, Winsor & Newton and Schmincke transparent watercolors, plus my trusty Niji Waterbrushes. I've ganged the pages of the moleskine up into two images, as it makes more sense to show them this way...to me anyway.
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image and drawings copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Travels in France, vol. 3 - Moleskine Drawings
Spring & Early Summer 2010: Towns in the Limousin & Dordogne Regions
Eymoutiers, Lac de Vassiviere, Nontron, Varaignes, Monpazier, La Porcherie and Collognes la Rouge
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(click image for larger view)

image and drawings copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Travels in France, vol. 3 - Moleskine Drawings
Spring & Early Summer 2010: Chateau-Chervix, Limousin Region
Flowers and landscape around the rental house
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Photo of me drawing the view of Eglise St. Dominique in Monpazier, France ...

... while having a coffee, of course!
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Photo of me drawing a view of the bastide houses on the central marketsquare in Monpazier ...

... that beer and tobacco belong to my Dutchman, I had an iced tea! lol
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Grande Kermit, on the otherhand, had his beer - as he always does!

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tot ziens,
Judy
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4 comments:

Patty Verspoor said...

I've never written to tell you how much I enjoy your blog, and seeing your art!

I, too, am married to a Dutchman, born in Indonesia and raised in Canada. ;-)

Please keep sharing your work - that bearded iris is just so gorgeous!!

Patty

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thank you so much Patty!
:o)

Judy

Meisie said...

Just beautiful...as always! You are such an inspiration! Your collection of sketchbooks are quite a treasure my dear....tell Kermit he needs to share ;-)

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thanks Charne :o)
I'll tell Kermit you said to share :o))))

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