I love the smell of fresh coffee beans being ground in an old coffee grinder like this one which reminds me of my childhood.
The appeal for this subject was to have different textures made with watercolour techniques like stipling for the ground coffee and the effect of old metal with its reflective characteristic.
I did a quick painting of poppies without preliminary drawing just to use the last 20 minutes of a watercolour session… The result is obviously sketchy but was fun to do.
The Place Des Arcades in Valbonne Village is buzzing with people having a good time and enjoying the unbroken sunshine. This scene is from the terrace of the Café Des Arcades representing the buzz in the village in an early Spring weekend. You can almost hear the sound of people chatting and enjoying themselves. Not only a sunny spot to sit and have a meal or a drink, this place is a major meeting point for all the Valbonnais and the visiting tourists all year round.