|The View from the Terrace (a breakfast sketch)|
11 " 16", pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine
|Sunrise over Mont Ventoux - about 6am on 12th June 2011|
I then had a very leisurely breakfast on the outside terrace while I tried to capture the early morning sky above the vineyards opposite the house. Of course early in the morning the light moves fast - so it actually took me three mornings before I was happy that I'd got the "morning view" right.
I should really have done this view in portrait format because the vapour trails on the Sunday morning were absolutely phenomenal - and they kept changing and weren't there at all on the following two mornings! I in no way did them justice with my first sketch in the hamlet.
|Vapour trails over Couguieux|
I'm getting there via download of images from SD card to iPad, manipulation in photogene, upload to Flickr, change status to allow download to Julian`s computer and then upload to the post. All the while trying to get used to a French keyboard which is decidedly not QUERTY.I decided that I could continue posting to Making A Mark - by creating a photo essay of Provence. This started with Sunrise over Monet Ventoux.
Four Go Painting in Provence - A Photoessay of Provence
I thought I might try a visual essay of Provence and upload a photograph each day of something that has "made a mark" on me.Next on the list was stocking up the fridge with basics from the Carrefour in Bedoin and then finding somewhere nice to have Sunday lunch!
This is a link to my recent review of Ruth Phillip's book about living with a painter painting postcards in Provence - Book Review: Cherries from Chauvet's Orchard