Monday, October 26, 2015

At the airport

Few days ago I traveled to Barcelona, taking my sketchbook and watercolor box with me, and with big (but unrealistic) plans to draw around. And then I only had time to make a quick sketch at the airport, while waiting for boarding, and not even in Barcelona, but still in Geneva! Next time, maybe... :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Siesta time in Thoiry

It is difficult sometimes to find moments for ourselves while kids are on vacation. But today, siesta time seemed like ideal! This is Rue de la Vierge, in Thoiry. In fact, it is called like this because there is a statue of a virgin there, but in the drawing, it is covered by the trees foliage!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Meeting a friend in St. Genis

Today I was meeting a friend in St Genis, and I had just a little time before meeting her, so I decided to leave a bit sooner and draw something. I went towards St. Genis, and actually, I did many turns with the car trying to find an "old corner" over there... but I couldn't find any that was actually intact. Probably there's still something left, I just didn't find it. After losing more than 1/2h looking for THE spot, I just parked in front of this crossing, and drew it from the car. This is one of the busiest crossings in St. Genis, where its two biggest roads, Rue de Lyon and Rue de Genève, meet, although not that busy at 2pm today :) But it was cold and raining... 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Having fun

In some way or another, drawing and illustrating is always a way of dreaming, and of getting those things in your mind to get life on their own. Sometimes the things I am drawing are just in front of me, and I just make them a bit mine when having them on my paper. Others, like today, they are ideas and stories, that get their way out from my mind and hands to the paper. 

This little town is peacefully quiet today. It must have a forest behind, but we cannot yet see it. Kids are surely at school, otherwise it wouldn't be that quiet. But it won't be always like this, as things change...

Friday, October 9, 2015

Today, Thoiry

This afternoon I went to Thoiry. It is a village not that small, at least compared to others around, with many beautiful corners. As all villages that have grown up in the last decades, it also has some big buildings and not that nice corners, so one has to get lost in the small old streets to find these typical places. This is Rue de la Fruitière, and I already discovered some other thing to draw in that same street!! :)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beautiful morning in Sergy

Today I came back to Sergy. It was a sunny and fresh autumn morning, and wanted to profit the sun before clouds will hide it in the afternoon. I picked a sunny spot, to not get too cold while drawing, but oh! sun does move faster already, and after a while some bush was dropping its shadow on me! This is Place de la Mairie in Sergy, quiet, already a bit cloudy, and with autumn already starting to show up all of its colors.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Autumn is here

Today we had the first real foggy morning of the season, announcing that yes, autumn is here! Behind the fog, the mountain is already changing colors, although today, as I told my children, it had disappeared :)  This is Rue du Jura, in Crozet, submerged in the fog.

Monday, October 5, 2015

In Sergy, under the rain

Today I went to Sergy, I found a spot and even though I knew it would rain, I just hoped it would hold and I drew outside the car (I couldn't park where the best view was). But it started raining. At the beginning softly, so I was OK with an umbrella. But then harder and harder... I had to finish quickly and leave! Sergy, I will come back!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

La Foulée de Crozet, 2015 edition

Beautiful morning today for a run in Crozet, and so sunny after the rain yesterday night. As well a beautiful morning to go out and draw. I arrived a bit late, but luckily just in time to draw the last runners getting to the arrival line :)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Today, Pregnin

This afternoon I've managed to find some time to go out, and I've been to Pregnin. It is very close to where I live, just 10' by car, a bit down in the mountain. It is a very nice little village with many nice spots, but I like this little road a lot. And the view, well I just chose this one for convenience (a sunny place to seat ;)), but it could be beautifully drawn from every angle! This is Rue des Fontaines seen from the Rue du Fierney.

I couldn't get October to start without dedicating a little portrait to it!