MORE SKETCHES FROM THE MED – WATERCOLOUR SKETCHES

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Yesterday a walk around Castellar a 15th century village perched up in the mountains above the coast. We couldnt get to the Italian border ( which is very close)  as there are now armed troops preventing migrants moving into France from Italy and they dont take too kindly to tourists with cameras – so much for Schengen.

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The previous day we had a holiday from the holiday. So we had a wander around town and visited the museums. This view is from the cemetery looking east from Menton over to Italy – painted whilst we waited for the museums to open.

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The day before the holiday from the holiday we visited another hill-top town called Eze. Here is the view as I waited outside the church for the others to arrive. It was unfortunate that wave after wave of tourists arrived from a cruise ship at the same time. Tourism on an industrial scale.

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NOON SHADE – PASTEL PAINTING

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Continuing the forest/tree theme and have the opportunity to change media after the long run of watercolours. This was a plantation of Mediterranean oaks I walked by daily on my way to town in Provence, France. I loved the light seeping into the shadows and illuminating parts of the canopy.. I did this painting  whilst sitting minding an exhibition recently. Some people were more interested in what I was doing than looking at the paintings on the walls.

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