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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 13: french onion soup!

Work wise I've really gotten into a postcard making grove. One of my fellow residents is buying some from me and the ladies in the Nogent post office, really liked the ones I sent out, so I think they may be a popular option to sell in the future. Here's the latest:

Provins, France

Provins, France

 CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine,  France

 CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine,  France

The view of the orchard from the clothes line at CAMAC

The view of the orchard from the clothes line at CAMAC

And for those of you who prefer to hear about the important stuff, we had truly fantastic dinner of french onion soup with melted cheese, salad and then a dessert of chocolate crepes alla mode.

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

Day 1 & 2: a lovely start

My first drawing here- the beech trees from down the street

My first drawing here- the beech trees from down the street

I safely made the journey to Boston to Dublin to Paris a brief March through Paris to change train stations on to Nogent-sur-Seine and here to my residency in Marnay-surSeine without major incident. The residence itself is beautiful... I have a big sunny studio and a big room directly overlooking the Seine... a few miles down river and this would be prime real estate. I also have my own bike to use while exploring the area.

View of the residence from the river- I'm in the ground floor of the tower

View of the residence from the river- I'm in the ground floor of the tower

The front of the studios

The front of the studios