Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Quiet Space in Provence

Instead of going down to Bedoin to the hotel to post to the blog I did this sketch instead.

All the best sketches are really relaxing.....

Plus I've got this thing about sketching the colour and tones in walls.


  1. I am so glad you have "this thing about sketching the color and tones in walls," Katherine, because I am crazy nuts about the washes on your walls. And I still don't see how you pull it off, working dry, because some look like wet washes.

  2. Ah, this is delightful. SO peaceful...

  3. Beautiful texture in the wall.

  4. A beautiful sketch, that gave me intense feelings as it reminded me one of my favourite poems, written by the Italian poet Eugenio Montale: "Meriggiare pallido e assorto" ("To slump at noon thought-sick and pale"). He was in Liguria, not so far from Provence, when he wrote it...
    "And going into the sun’s blaze
    once more, to feel, with sad surprise
    how all life and its battles
    is in this walk alongside a wall
    topped with sharp bits of glass from broken bottles".
    (translation by Millicent Bell, found on the internet).

  5. Time well spent. It's lovely. :)

  6. Hi Katherine!
    Thanks for sharing the gems in your sketchbook. It was sure nice to travel along with you.


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