Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Painting Cherries in France & another Panorama.

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What you do when it's raining outside on your vacation ...

Photo & Artwork copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved.
Painting Cherries at Chateau-Chervix, France
June 2011
Winsor-Newton watercolors in Hahnemühle sketchook/journal

It rained buckets yesterday, so we didn't venture out of the house much. Except, we did take the glass & plastic bottles to the village's recyle bins and then we got lost on a farm road driving back to the rental house , lol! It was another one of our  "unplanned adventures" in the wilds of the Limousin - and there are lots of places to get lost in the Limousin!!

I picked some cherries off the huge trees at the rental house and brought them inside, (obviously), to paint in one of my new travel sketchbook/journals. The cherries look to me like Rainier cherries, though I doubt it. I really do not know what kind they are - they're tiny, but sweet. 

The small travel journal/sketchbook is made by Hahnemühle Fine Art Papers (Germany) and the paper in this sketchbook/journal takes watercolors better than the Moleskines which I normally work with. I'm not accustomed to the landscape format of this sketchbook, but it's interesting to use and change can be a good thing. :o)

Oh!, here's another 360 panorama that my husband Auke shot in the center of the village of Chateau-Chervix. You can see the only remains, the donjon (tower), of the former 12th-13th century castle that the village is named after. (Turn panorama around, either way, with your mouse.)

Photos and Panorama copyright Auke Nijholt. All rights reserved.
Chateau-Chervix Centre
France ~ June 4, 2011

Next time I post, I'll probably be back in Holland, (unless I get another chance at a good WiFi signal) - so, "au revoir" for now.

:o)
Judy
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2 comments:

Yorky said...

Beautiful village Judy. As usual you see no people around.

Doug

pencilsandpaint said...

I really love the painting of the cherries. And isn't it interesting to work in a different format?
Looks like you are having a great trip, despite the rain.

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