Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Limeuil, Dordogne

 
This evening we came back from our holiday in the south of France, the Dordogne valley. No exotic countries this time, but a French campingsite that we visited some 7 times in the past 20 years.
The camping site is located on the confluent of the Vezère and Dordogne, just across the river from the village Limeuil. I made this drawing sitting in the shade on the bank of the river; it's the view across the water towards the medieval village.
(Note: I prepared the posts of the last two weeks before we left on this trip, not to show in public that we were away)

5 comments:

liz said...

ja dat vind ik dan altijd weer mooi bij jou: de combinatie pen (inkt)/aquarel

Balaji said...

This is very nicely done and I can imagine how scenic it must be out there. I am curious: how large is this sketch and how long did it take you to do it?

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Liz, thanks Balaji.
The sketch is in a Moleskine watercolour folio book, pages are approx. 21x30cm. It took about 45 minutes to make this one, I used a fountainpen with Noodlers bullet proof black ink, and applied light watercolour layers.
It was done on location, and due to the heat of the day the ink dried fast, so the lines did not bleed.

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