lundi 18 mai 2009

Parapluies et parasols

We have a great weather today, but here in the south of France, we've had the rainiest year since the thirties! We're not used to it at all... The good thing is that the country is incredibly green and even more beautiful than usual with all that water, and it was much needed after several years of drought.
More umbrellas to celebrate these rainy months!





In French we say "parapluie" (protect from the rain) and "parasols" (protect from the sun). And we also have the word "ombrelle", that's not very used anymore. The word "ombre" means "shadow".
Parasols, then:


11 commentaires:

Margaret Ann a dit…

Your umbrella series is so lusciously wet and delightful! OOOOH MY! To have some days of rain here in the desert would be a true delight!!! :) I guess we always desire those things we do not have! LOL :)

Alex a dit…

Such great effort on a single theme, which brings so different effects at the same time!
Love the expressions on the characters, and the luscious colors used! :) You've made umbrella a cool thing to have!

angeltreats a dit…

I hate having to use an umbrella in real life, but I absolutely love these paintings!

marancat a dit…

'Singing in the Rain' - brilliant! Lovely cheerful colours to briighten up rainy days.

Ann a dit…

How delightful! I especially like the colorful parasols.

Peachtreeart a dit…

Ok, ok, I know it is spring but no rain please, although...I do like your umbrellas!

Sarah Ketelaars a dit…

Lovely series but i hope the rain stops soon - we are heading over to France for spring half term and we'd like some sun please!
You drawings are lovely and i like the discussion of the French words... i like all but especially the last one.

Aarti Harish a dit…

Hi....I loved the 2nd painting where the wind blows the lady's umbrella...wonderful.

Kathleen a dit…

love the umbrella series they are such HAPPY wiggly pictures - I also like the self portrait earlier this month -- it does look like you but it only hints at how dramatically beautiful you are -

June a dit…

I love your parapluies!

Anna T. a dit…

I love the theme of parasols and umbrellas - nice paintings!