Thursday, April 30, 2009

Le Cafe



For those of you who aren't sick and tired of my posts about my visit to Paris, you must be either (a) my greatest most loyal fan, or (b) my mother-in-law, or (c) both of the above. (!)
One last thought, IF I ever get to see Paris again I will bring a better sketchbook with colored pencils, or watercolor pens. I will need thicker nicer quality paper (maybe some paint) and more time to be alone with all the places and treasures that I want to see. 
These sketches that I have posted were all done in a little book that I could tuck in my bag and pull out in a hurry, and all I carried was an ordinary pen and pencil. Most of the time I used a ball point pen for the fastest draw.
I look at some of my favorite artists who also blog, (James Gurney) and their travel sketches and I am inspired to travel more and paint more. Mine look like  messy hurried sketches  without enough detail and observation to me now.

4 comments:

Jennifer Merck said...

Greatest most loyal fan, mother-in-law, or . . . just wish I was there ; ). I've been travelling vicariously through you!

janice skivington said...

Thank you Jen!
I am always very happy to discover I have a fan!

sylvia said...

Janice, I definitely am, always have been and always will be your number one fan! Why do you say IF you ever get to Paris again, of course you will, it will be a yearly tradition. Who knows but one day I will go to London and you to Paris. Sylvia

regis pettinari said...

Hello Janice, I read the comment which you sent me but I am not the painter whom you met! On the other hand I am a true painter living in Paris and I 'appreciate by your feelings considers of this beautiful city where are Paris. I know recently thanks to Blogger, the paintings and drawings of Franck Ordaz. He is a really talented artist and I am proud that he interests in my paintings. I saw your charming drawings and watercolors on your blog and I find fascinating that we can exchange without having met ever, around our passion for Art and Beauty. Bye. RĂ©gis.