Sunday, May 20, 2007

Blaye Park in September

9 x 12 Pastel on Wallace paper
When I stayed at No. 16 Bed and Breakfast in Blaye, France, I had a view of this pretty little park that was across the street from my bedroom window. This is one part of the "U" shaped path that curves through the park. This is a very lovely, peaceful park. I sometimes took a book and sat on a bench to read. The teenagers gathered there during what I think was a 2-hr lunch period every day. They would get off their school bus (that looked like our city bus), wander the town or hang out in the park, then get back on the bus and return to school. They were not a rowdy group of kids. The park was still peaceful with them there.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Orange Trees

9.5 x 11 Pastel on Wallis sanded paper

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Inside the Citadel (Blaye, France)

9.5 x 11 Pastel on black wet/dry sandpaper.
Blaye, France - September 2006

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Dayle's Mountain

9x11 Sandpaper

Monday, February 05, 2007

Sail Boat Regatta - Blaye, France

9 x 11, Pastel on wet/dry sandpaper

This is my seventh pastel. I took the source photo while standing on the bank of the estuary on a cloudy day in Blaye, France.