1524487656559Parrots are such colourful birds that I cannot resist to paint one and add fun facts about them.


My little poney

My little poney

I did this little poney on a piece of paper which was my test paper for colours before painting. I loved the random colour combination and I saw  the shape of a horse/poney  in one of the blobs. I used a pen to outline what I was seeing and gave some movement in the treatment of the line…my little poney was  born…

Scottish visitors

Highland cow

Our friends from Scotland are coming to visit us which reminds me of the Scottish wilderness …its magnificent landscapes and the famous Highland cows . They are probably Scotland’s most iconic creatures as they are so amazing and impressive. After the wee and cute Easter chicks I did in my previous post, I just wanted to paint something radically different in my sketchbook and here it is…..

Happy Easter


Little chicks hatching. I can’t think of a better symbol for new life and cheerfulness which are for me what Easter is about. I wish you a great celebration and for the young and not so young a succesful egg hunt!

Aperitif in Lourmarin, Provence

1522168814213I was in Lourmarin in Provence on Sunday going to  “the Carnet de Provence show” with 45 artists presenting their wonderful illustrated journals with mixed media and watercolour. What a treat to meet all these very talented international artists and their fabulous work. I met my Facebook friend Christian Couteau and enjoyed the fact that at last I could look at his carnets de voyage and meet in person the great artist !

I returned from this show so uplifted  that I hought the best way to keep a souvenir from this great outing was to make my own illustrated page on a journal that I made myself with quality watercolour paper and hand sown pages too.

I chose Lourmarin castle and a bottle of pastis as a symbol of the good life in Provence..Cheers !