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Saturday, 20 June 2015

NORMANDY HOLIDAY

What a lovely week we had and here are some more memories that I would like to share with you.  All done in a small Khadi sketchbook approx. 6" x 6".  Some w/c and some using various water soluble pens, these pens are the quickest way to do a sketch, well for me anyway.

I said sorry to my hubs, I just have to paint this old mill.  He duly sat patiently while I painted away.  Sometimes he is an angel!

Photo stop at the Normandy Beaches, Omaha beach.  A sculpture in stainless steel,  To me it looks like an explosion.  Such a lovely place.  It is hard to image the carnage that took place there.

Rouen Cathedral.  A lovely medieval city.  Famous to us Brits anyway, as it is where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.

A picturesque little place called Les Andelys.  The castle was built by Richard the Lionheart, way back in ancient times. Boy was it hot and hard work walking up that blinking hill!!!

Quick sketch with water soluble pens of a fountain at the Palace of Versailles.  Classical music was playing. A Perfect last sketch and last day in France.

Well I had to paint some food didn't I. Cheese and grapes, just in case you don't know what they are.


Au revoir La Belle France.

Have a lovely weekend fellow bloggers and thank you for dropping in to see me.

11 comments:

  1. Great paintings from your trip, what a good fellow your husband was to let you take time to document the beauty around you. My father was one of the Americans on that beach on D day… he and Mom made the trip to France for the 50th anniversary and were so blessed by the French people and their acceptance of the veterans.

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    1. How interesting. What courage those men needed! When we saw where they landed it was shocking! They were sitting targets. The tribute that has been made to the men was so touching, as I am sure your parents will have told you. It was the day before 6 June when we were there, so there were many people around visiting and laying flowers. So emotional.

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  2. Wonderful works , the cathedral is stunning and I love the last cheese one , but they are really great all of them !

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    1. Many thanks Jane. Wonderful memories now.

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  3. What a patient hubby!! Mine would have polished off the cheese before I could draw it ... Suex

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    1. Sometimes he is patient, most time he is not!!

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  4. I discover that you came to visit my beautiful region. Bravo for these beautiful sketches

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    1. A very beautiful region it is. We had such a lovely time.

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    2. my profile is not complete

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  5. Oh Polly what super sketches you have done. So glad your hubby was an angel. It would have been sad if you would not have captured this mill. Loved Les Andleys. What a beautiful page in your sketchbook. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you. I really love looking back at my travel sketches, can remember where I was sitting, who spoke to me, the temperature etc etc. Glad you liked Les Andelys too, A little gem of a place. Take care

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