Monday, November 26, 2012

Drawing in France

French Dreamin'

While putting together material for the upcoming blog post about the French Workshop (24-30 June 2013) I was looking through some drawings from the area where we'll be.

When I make sketchbook drawings such as these, I often treat different parts of the drawing in different ways. You'll see that I often just indicate the trees while describing the buildings quite accurately.

Hope you enjoy these. They are, unfortunately, not scanned from the drawings themselves, but from previous low-quality facsimiles----with all the loss of nuance that suggests. Sorry!


  1. Lovely compositions! These are the sort of subjects that are so close to my heart. The drawings themselves give me also an echo of JD Harding and of Whistler lithos - but that's maybe just a reflection of my current interests!? Its strange how atttracted I am by house/farms, etc. I wonder why ""barns"" are so evocative? Thanks a lot. Jon

  2. Great stuff. You are an inspiration to draw, draw, draw.

  3. These are so beautiful! There is magic in every one of them, all of them places I would like to rest for a while.

  4. Funny, I was thinking Whistler drawings and etchings too...these are exsquisit!