Just ten minutes away from where I was staying in Brittany last week there is a small fishing village called Loguivy de la mer. I found it magical and visited the place for three days in a row. These watercolours were painted on the second day, the 22nd of August I think it was. I am happy with them, they are loose enough in style to feel quite fresh – at least, I think so.
When I walked past this boat it struck me how cute it was. I also liked the pier in the background. I had a lot of fun painting this, it took me nearly four hours to complete. It was painted on Arches rough as usual, 31 x 41 cm. Painted on the
This watercolour was painted on the 18rh of August at Paimpol harbour. It was a wet windy day. A lot of the painting was done under an umbrella, that was a first for me. I enjoyed the challenge.
Arches rough, 31 x 23 cm 300g. W&N paints.
I was walking home after a successful day watercoloring in Paimpol when I spotted this boat standing defiantly and alone on the beach. The day was coming to an end and the sea mist was rolling in. It was a quick painting, I was tired because I had paired since the early morning.
Painted on the 17th of August.
This is watercolour I did in the old streets of Paimpol, Brittany. I come here every year and I never get tired of the place. Panted on the 17th of August, 23 x 31 cm on Arches rough.
I am currently in France, this watercolour was painted plein air on a beach close to Saint Brieuc. It was a beautiful day and I got a suntan at the same time! 🙂
I am not very good at taking commissions but I am trying to be more professional about it. I have to accept that people will want to order watercolours that are personal to them and not me. This painting of a house in Ploubazlanec in Brittany, France is a good example. It is not my dream house but it is special to my client who ordered it.
You can also see my new studio layout. I have have placed a screen over my desk which makes sketching from photographic references much easier as it is right in front of me now.
Someday I will paint a good portrait of Leonard Cohen. I am a fan of his poetry and music but most of all, I just like Leonard’s personality.
I’ve had a blog on Blogger.com for years but I’ve had enough. I feel totally uninspired, Google are not supporting it anymore. I can’t even publish my art via the Blogger app on the iPhone.
So this is the day I move and I hope that I will get inspired again and blog more often. I’d love to post everyday, maybe I will. Let’s see if I do!