Monday, 4 July 2011

A View of Mont Ventoux - WIP

I tried to finish this pastel - of a view of Monet Ventoux with the vineyards in the foreground - on my last evening in Couguieux. The light beat me in the end so it's not finished.

I think I'm calling this one a large scale study for another pastel yet to be completed. You'll recall I've already done one sketch of this view in Mont Ventoux and the vines http://paintingprovence.blogspot.com/2011/06/mont-ventoux-and-vines.html

The view is from the bend in the road where I took the photo of a sunrise over Mont Ventoux in my PJs on the the first morning of my stay.

I'm now off to Calais via Boulogne for the last leg on Frency soil of my trip home to London. I'm then catching the 6pm Eurotunnel train and hopefully getting back to London sometime around sevenish - having collected my lost hour en route!

Then it's down to sorting out all the stuff that's not been posted as yet!

4 comments:

vivien said...

nice one - I actually like it unfinished as it is

how big is big? what size is it?

shirley fachilla said...

I think it's interesting that your first view and your first photo will be the scene for your first large scale work from your trip. When I plein air, I often find that one of the first, if not the very first view I see, is the one I end up loving and painting.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Vivien - 20" x 28" I think. It's the size of a standard large sheet of Colourfix paper.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Shirley - I couldn't agree more. That's certainly happened to me more than once before now.

Just got to decide on the time of day! :)

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