Monday, July 12, 2010
Browsing the library where I’m staying, I found a dusty collection of weathered leather-bound books. Among them was this gem of an essay, The Philosophy of Travel by George Santayana. The sailboat image above is a small oil painting on metal which I unearthed from a pile of paintings at the brocante/flea market in Avignon. Love the colors and quality of the brushstrokes. Sweet.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Yellow is my new favorite color. On the road to Eygalières, we passed this field of sunflowers. Tournesol in French, which means turn to the sun.
Having fun testing out my newly replenished watercolor palette. The paper, from a local paper mill, is ultra absorbent 100% cotton and tree-free. Another paper mill, farther afield, is the Moulin de Larroque . I especially love their mini aquarelle pad which is a handy, carte postale size. Perfect for hand-made postcards.