Viewing entries tagged
Artist Residency

Day 14 & 15: Two part painting

I've been super busy working on this two panel horizontal wind farm that I was drawn to like Don Quixote in La Villeneuve-au-Chatelot.  I used up all the yellow and white paint finishing this baby up (reinforcements are due to arrive any day now) and I admit to being quite pleased with the outcome. 

Acrylic paint on panels

I also finished drawing my pack of 30 homemade postcards, these are the last two:

The path between Marnay-sur-Seine and Nogent-sur-Seine,  ink on paper

The path between Marnay-sur-Seine and Nogent-sur-Seine,  ink on paper

Villenauxe-la-Grande, ink on paper

Villenauxe-la-Grande, ink on paper


Day 9: a musical wander around

A productive day to be sure, I finished 2 paintings, began some drawings for my monster children book, and spent several hours wandering around Marnay-sur-Seine sketching and listening to music, after 3 songs I forced a change of scenery. So I felt justified in having a movie night with some of my fellow residents. There is still a train strike so have not yet headed to Paris as I originally intended to the last few days.

The Seine from my bridge in Marnay-sur-Seine

The Seine from my bridge in Marnay-sur-Seine

Nuclear towers keep drawing my eye

Nuclear towers keep drawing my eye


Day 8: Three at once

Another beautiful day, so I moved the studio out of doors, got really into my vampire novel on tape and worked on three paintings about Marnay-sur-Seine, an image of fields and nuclear power plants, an image of the sun setting over the Seine,  and this one, which I finished, of CAMAC itself from the bridge over the Seine.


Day 4: lazy seine swimming

Well the day started as a very warm beautiful sunny day and me , a bit sore from the day befores epic ride, so I decided to stay local. I am obsessed with the roof tops in Marnay-surSeine so I set about to sketching them. After a few hours it became quite hot in the sun... so I decided now is the time to finally swim. In the Seine!  I headed down to the quiet little beach and jumped in...it's a good thing I regularly swim at the National Seashore, it prepared me for how shockingly cold the water is.But once I got frozen enough I could do a few laps with the fishes and not get swept away by the current. More sketching, yoga, work , a lovely pasta dinner, then I watched the sunset over the water.... OK enough time wasting! I began this painting which I am still not 100% happy with of Marnay-surSeine roof tops. 

The rooftops of Marnay-sur-Seine from the terrace of CAMAC

The rooftops of Marnay-sur-Seine from the terrace of CAMAC