A second batch of sketches from a recent trip South.
First some gouache and pencil sketches on the road over the border, snow-capped Canigou dominating the landscape.Then a quiet weekday corner in Villelongue-dels-Monts, sketched in bamboo dip-pen as a gift for our hosts. Spot a prowling rooftop cat, a loud peacock perched on a house, and the bike I used to get there. I had to sit in a doorway to get the view I wanted with the wires and windows, then got chatting to the owner in Franglais about art, visits to UK etc; sketching’s a great way to dissolve barriers!
The foothills of the Eastern Pyrenees seen from the house we stayed in…
…with clouds curling over the peaks.
We decided to walk up the nearest peak; here’s the view from the top……and the view as we walked back down.
…before drawing the harbour front. When I started this one I thought it would be a curved panoramic fish-eye sketch, but then changed my mind, hence the leaning tower and curious sinking sea on the right!
Here are some past sketches from the same area…