#WorldWatercolourMonth is nearly over

1469885155621After having joined with great pleasure the#WorldWatercolourMonth  and posted regularly on FB in July, it is time for me to take a back seat and enjoy sketching and painting as I go.No pressure and as usual just fun, no time limit!


Fountain in the hilltop village of Gourdon on the French Riviera

fontaine Gourdon

I have had such a wonderful time this morning in the lovely village of Gourdon, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean coast.

I found a little corner in the shade where I could happily paint this beautiful fountain with crystal clear water. The soothing sound of the water coming out of the mouth of the statues was delightful and very refreshing. Early morning is a great time to paint because shadows are very interesting and there are not too many tourists. The tall building at the back is a “lavoir” where villagers used to do their washing.

Le tour de France : Last stage tomorrow Sunday 24th July 2016

Le tour de France

Stage 21: Sunday July 24, Chantilly to Paris Champs-Élysées, 113km

Weather forecast for the day  : Champagne shower and sunshine !


Thank you all for your visit this morning.


I have had many visitors family and friends who came to see me and had a look at my paintings.They braved the crowds and the difficulty of finding a parking space…

Wonderful morning, lovely warm weather and I thank particularly Lin who made sure I was confortable with the umbrellas providing good shading.

It was a magical morning as opposite my stand was a magician showing tricks to the passers-by.

I managed to start another painting with pictures of Antibes that I had taken a few days before. Here below is the work in progress :



At last but not least thank you to my dear husband who helpt me to carry all my equipment and kindly brought me a cup of coffee to keep me going…


Tomorrow morning at the English Book Centre, come and join me in Valbonne it is Friday’s market day.


Friday, tomorrow morning , I will be painting in front of the English Book Centre in Valbonne during the market high in colours . I will be delighted to meet you and show some of my paintings and sketches.



France mourning


I was only a few kilometers away when the worse happened in Nice. France is crying, 3 days of official mourning are announced but how many days and years for the families and friends so affected….


“Allez les bleus”


Football fever here in the South of France is rising. One cannot resist the energy flow “Allez les bleus”says it all!