Monday, November 6, 2017

little mountain villages - calendar 2018



I took a trip down memory lane yesterday and made a calendar with 13 of my sketches of little mountain villages in France, Spain and Italy.

It is available through Redbubble and can ship anywhere in the world.
https://www.redbubble.com/…/28746230-little-mountain-villag…

I hope you like the choices I made. I can tell you it wasn't easy, but it was such fun paging back through my sketchbooks.



Thursday, September 7, 2017

little french villages


Archiane, south Vercors mountains, France

Two months in France have just flown by and I have finished my first large sketchbook - the Fabriano one shown above. I've also added scores of little landscapes sketches to my little pocket Moleskine I take hiking with me.

We didn't travel around all that much this time, just staying in a few of our favourite places and catching up with as many friends as we could.

Here are a selection of completed sketches from some of the little villages we visited.


Treminis, Devoluy mountains, France


The super, super old 'La Mere Eglise', Devoluy, France.


Getting caught up in the details. Old door, Le Seuil.


Little postcard, Fouillouse, France.


L'Abbaye du Laverq, Barcelonnette, France

The window on Chapelle Saint-Antoine, near Saint Paul sur Ubaye, France


Postcard love!

This summer, as we travel around Europe, I am sending original watercolour postcards to people all over the world. You can see one I sent from Fouillouse a couple of pictures above.
To enter to receive a postcard you should follow me on Instagram or Facebook.



Au revoir! Until next time which will probably be from Spain. 





Friday, August 18, 2017

sketching little spanish villages

Plan, Spanish Pyrenees

My poor blog has been unattended as we travel through Europe, because we haven't had enough mobile data to keep it up to date. Today I'm at a friend's house in France and I thought I'd hop onto their wifi and do a bit of time travelling back to little villages in Spain.

These are some of the sketches I did back in May and June this year while we were in the Spanish Pyrenees. We'll be back there in a couple of weeks and I'm dying to revisit unfinished business - so many villages, so little time :-)


Fields of poppies, a sure sign of spring in Europe. Organya, Spain


Tella, Spanish Pyrenees. This sketch is sold.


Torla, gateway to Ordesa National Park, Pyrenees, Spain.


There's a village called Sin :-)


Historic house, Sin, Spanish Pyrenees.


Ermita de la Fuensanta.


Watercolour postcard of a Ermita near Tella, Spain.


Historic building, Sin, Spain.


You can purchase my sketches

A number of people have asked if my watercolour sketches are available. They certainly are! They are easy to remove from the spiral bound book.
A few sketches have already been sold, but a number are still available.

You can purchase them if you see me in person. Or you can message me about a particular sketch and I will post it to you when we return to New Zealand.

Original sketches are 85euros + postage if applicable.

You can view all the sketches from Spain on Instagram.

Please contact me for more details :-)