Tuesday, September 25, 2012
My delight at seeing workmen removing the old handmade tiles from the witchy little barn next the stream was short lived as I realised that they were not preparing to repair the roof, but to demolish the barn itself.
For years, my students and I have been painting this centuries old Quercy barn, a hundred meters or so from my studio. The owners, who live in Paris, claim not to have the money to repair the barn and have been badgering our mayor for permission to pull it down. He resisted for years, until the roof became in danger of collapsing.
My friend Petra Röhr-Roendahl painted the sketch, below.
RIP little barn. At least you will remain in our drawings and thoughts.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
September and October are my favourite months here, with warm sunny days and crisp nights. The painting is mine. Note the little yellow kayaks.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I regret not having more photographs of the paintings of my four September watercolour workshop students. They were lovely. I think I must have been interrupted while taking photographs because I meant to keep copies of them all. Ah well, here's a sampling of their light and colourful work.