Watercolour of The Great Sphinx of Giza

WORK IN PROGRESS UNFINISHED STATE
DETAIL : ‘The Great Sphinx of Giza’
2008
Watercolour.
60 x 77cm
© The Artist.

Watercolour of Edfou Temple, Egypt.

WORK IN PROGRESS : Watercolour made in the studio from a quick sketch & some colour notes done on the spot, a reference photo & memory, shortly after my visit to Egypt in 2001. Part of my ongoing & unfinished project… my homage to Egypt the Eternal…

:: Carnet de Voyage :: Egypt::

 

‘Edfou’
2001
Watercolour.
25 X 32cm
© The Artist.

‘Capital of a Column, Edfou Temple’
2001
Watercolour.
Doublespread A5 sketchbook
© The Artist.
Sixth Column in the Peristyle Hall on the lefthandside
Ptolemic VIII – XII Period
Circa 164 -55 BC
© The Artist. 

 

peinture d’une borie en Quercy Blanc

‘Landorre, Quercy Blanc’
Oil on canvas
50 x 61cm (19,7 x 24inches).
© The Artist.
800 €
borie = small stone sheperd”s hut
Quercy  = the old name for the province that lies in & around the lot dept. in sw France
Blanc = white, the area has a lot of very white limestone
A very stoney place. Drystone wall to the right, a ruined drystone barn to the left and a huge mound of stones in the middle, possibly a tumbled down collapsed old sheperd’s hut (‘borie’).

A path through the high grass. Wild scrub oak & acer, furry with lichen.

painting of cahors A.O.C.

‘Vines – Terre Rouge’
30 x 40 cm
oil on panel
© The Artist.
150 €

painting of cahors A.O.C.

Vines in winter/early spring in Quercy. The appelation is Cahors A.O.C., which is sometimes known as ‘the blood of France’. This appelation has two distinct geographical types, that tend to give two slightly differnet wine types. That of the ‘cotes’ (slopes) & that of ‘la vallee’. This high point overlooks the valley, with its bluey haze of evening valley mist/descending frost.

Cahors A.O.C. also has two different soil types, which I have talked about before. That of white stoney chalk & that of iron red haemitite rich reddy orange clayey clod.

I thought this painting of the red ground would look good alongside this one, of the white ground

‘Vignoble dans le Quercy Blanc’
2007
30 x 40 cm.
Oil on Panel.
© The Artist.
150 euros
A passer-by on internet might well assume the white in this painting to be snow. But is not. It is something far more surprising…in fact, it’s white chalk, which gives the name to the region in the Lot called ‘Quercy Blanc’. A field of vines growing out of pure white stoney chalk. These things surprise me..

Three Cherry Trees & Autumn Vines

three cheries trees - red oil painting  france fauve colours

‘Three Cherry Trees & Autumn Vines’
2007
oil on panel
30 x 40 cm
© The Artist.
sold
alla prima = done in one session , with very little or no retouching back in the studio
I left this painting behind last autumn, whilst on a painting tour in Quercy, & recently sold it… this painting seems to wishes to avoid all my best efforts to make it fit in with my system of documentation etc!

Oil paint on oil-based primer on MDF panel

Report that the colours have settled well. Oil paint on oil-based primer on MDF panel ages well.The colours are bright & there is little sign of sinking in or drying out.
MDF = medium density fibre board, thefrench have stopped calling it ‘issorelle’
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