Warm sunshine from one of my sketchbooks….

Given the autumn like weather we are experiencing at the moment, I thought I would re blog this post to remind us all that summer is just around the corner………

The following images are from one of the many sketchbooks I have filled over the years.   They show moments in my life when I was sitting in warm summer sunshine…doing what I enjoy most …which is to commune with nature and paint.

Waterlilies painted at Monet’s Garden, Giverny.   

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A special July 4th spent with fellow artists Mariethe Salort and Bonnie Halsey Dutton at Couriers sur Sein, France.     Watercolour/gouache. 

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Looking down onto the rooftops of Geberoy, France and across the beautiful countryside of Picardie.  watercolour/gouache. 

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Houses in Geberoy, Picardie.   Watercolour/gouache. 

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Monet’s garden at Giverny, France.  A very special moment when I was sitting alone in the garden on a beautiful early summer’s evening.   watercolour/gouache. 

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From a boat in the harbour at Kinsale, Ireland.   watercolour/gouache

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From Conca dei Marini on the magnificent Amalfi Coast, Italy.   watercolour/goache.

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It’s always lovely to re visit my sketchbooks, because they take me back to a moment in time.

Clearly during all these moment, the hummingbirds were weaving their magic.

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A Bientôt

30 thoughts on “Warm sunshine from one of my sketchbooks….

  1. Tish Farrell

    All of these are so vivacious and vibrant, but a special thanks for the burst of light on my retina as provided by those waterlilies. Good as a tonic, Janet. I think they are probably anti-oxidant activated too.

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  2. kathryningrid

    Sketchbooks are one of my very favorite ways to get a closer sense of an artist’s real personality. These are absolutely exquisite and powerful and deeply moving—yes, seeing them is just like a heart-to-heart visit with you! Extraordinary work from an extraordinary woman.

    Kathryn

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  3. olganm

    They all are perfect illustrations of what seem to be very special moments. Thanks for sharing them, Janet! I wouldn’t be able to choose only one.

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      1. janetweightreed10 Post author

        I will be thinking of you sketching during the holidays. I have just primed a big canvas….ready to begin the year, and of course, I have my sketch books at hand. So glad you like my strange English:) See you in 2016. Janet. xxx

      2. Sketchuniverse

        Dear Janet I can imagine the big canvas awaiting all the actions of your paintbrush I’m sure this will be a funny masterpiece. Thanks for your comment😚😘😙

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