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February 11, 2019 February 11, 2019

Filed under: Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 9:27 am
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Well we had two inches of snow yesterday but the temperature is rising and rain is due today. What erratic winter weather we are having. Keeps me inside drinking hot tea, reading and planning my next art project.

When I was in Europe this summer I bought a set of watercolor pencils in Edinburgh but I only did one small painting. I was in Paris at the end of my trip and was wandering around my neighborhood (close to the Sorbonne) taking photos. I stumbled on a small church named Eglise – St Medard. I went back to the apartment and painted this small painting in the sketchbook I bought at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. I didn’t have a brush so I had to paint with a Q-tip and my finger. The day was bright and sunny but the door was in a partially shaded nook where the sun was dancing through the leaves. It gave me a feeling of comfortable old age and nostalgia. I “cleaned the painting up” by using an ink pen to outline. All in all I enjoyed the challenge even if my door is a little crooked!

Eglise St-Medard Paris Sep 2018

 

 

6 Responses to “February 11, 2019”

  1. JudyS Says:

    Where there’s a will there’s a way! What a delightful painting!!

    judy

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Thank you, Judy. I had an odd experience here. The church had a small playground on the grounds and it was packed with the cutest little kids playing. I wanted to take some photos and just happened to ask one mother if it was OK. She went crazy! I left the park because I was afraid people would misunderstand my intent. I am so grateful I had the common sense to ask permission. In the US I probably would not have done that.

  2. Barry Coombs Says:

    Hi Linda, I’m sorry I missed your recent message. I’m glad to see you back in action! Cheers, Barry

  3. ruthsartwork Says:

    Lovely little painting. I try to do some sketching when I travel, but it never quite seems to happen. I’m glad it worked out for you.

    • It is very hard to find time to paint or draw when traveling. I tried not to be too hard on myself. I always feel quilty when I don’t draw or paint so I took LOTS of photos for later!


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