vendredi 1 août 2008

Quatre bateaux, un poisson et une méduse

These are the four first cards I did for the card swap (not in that exact order - the first one is actually the fourth...). I've been wanting to draw the boats parts I had photographed last month, and I thought the card size would fit well.


This blue one is a "Pointu". That's an old kind of small fishing boat that has become an object of collection. You can usually see one or several of them in the South of France's harbours. There are associations and clubs of Pointu lovers, not all of whom are French!



The last two are fishing boats. There are still of few of them in Cavalaire, where I live. (that's between Toulon and Nice, on the Côte d'Azur). They sell fresh fish in the morning, mostly to the many restaurants we have here.
I think that the fish drawn on the boat is a scorpion fish. We call it "rascasse". The jelly fish we call "méduse". We've had lot of them each summer the last few years.

22 commentaires:

purplepaint a dit…

These are cool! Man would I love to be in that water! It's been really hot here and we live in the low mountains so we're not used to it at all....... :)

purplepaint a dit…

Oh cool! These are for the postcard swap? Do you think I should do the rest of mine all different? Yours are all awesome! Marva

Margaret Ann a dit…

These are simply gorgeous...That water is amazing! Lucky, lucky recipients!

Kunstrxns a dit…

Beautiful, I love photographing parts of boats, I will have to try drawing from my photos as I am landlocked at the moment.

Katy a dit…

Great work! I love how meduse is like Medusa! French is wonderful! I took it in HS and did very well, but I haven't had the opportunity to use it much. Maybe one day...

pompatooie a dit…

These are beautiful, beautiful paintings. I am so glad you shared them with us.

Kathleen a dit…

cest magnifique!!! I think that's french for thats magnificent !!! - these are GREAT boy are the recipients of these swaps going to be thrilled !!

Viane a dit…

Just beautiful! My grandfather was a fisherman and your paintings really take me back. Now I live in the center of the country and I miss the ocean!

freebird a dit…

Really nice. Guess I should have joined in!

I took pictures of the boats at the marina near my sister's house in Oceanside, California this summer. Didn't know what I would do with them but it's not often I am near boats (I live in the desert). Now I have an inkling!!

The Happy Painter a dit…

J'aime tes bateaux! Ils sont très beaux.

laureline a dit…

These are lovely! I really like your compositional sense and, of course, your palette and brushwork, too!

Laurie a dit…

Simply gorgeous. What beautiful paintings!

Laurie

Zari a dit…

these cards are fabulous! love all the details!

Mouse Prints a dit…

I just love the boat parts. What wonderful work. I hope to keep getting better and better.

Have a great week
Cindy

Rock Kyndl a dit…

Very nice series!

Starr a dit…

I remember you taking these photos. I think your paintings are way better than the pictures. I love your blog. I have missed you!

andrea joseph's sketchblog a dit…

Whoa. These are all stunning.

Barbara Weeks a dit…

These are fabulous! I love them.

johanna a dit…

wonderful drawings!

Anetka a dit…

beautiful, great work!!!:)
I love the reflections on the water! Amazing:)
Love them all.

dibujandoarte a dit…

HI! I love your watercolours!!!

seesue a dit…

These are great! My fav is the one with the 4 bumpers. Brilliant!