I can’t say for certain, but I think it’s highly possible that the small town of Perigueux, in the Dordogne region of France, is becoming my most painted town! I think it was back in 2017 whilst on our annual camping trip that we spent a day in this delightful town, that has proved to be such a rich source of reference material.
Here are three other paintings / studies that I’ve done based on photographs I took during our visit:
Each of these holds a different place in my memory.
The painting below is my latest addition to the collection:
I was quite pleased with some of the soft edges in this painting – particularly as the tree merges into the sky and into the background buildings. I was also pleased that I didn’t get too caught up in all the details under the market stall awning. As ever with these scenes, one of the great joys of painting them is recalling the time spent there. We had such a lovely day out amidst the hustle and bustle of Market Day at Perigueux.
Other Perigueux posts…
If you would like to see more about my Perigueux paintings and posts, I’ve pulled a few of them together below to make them easy to find:
I’ve just decided to book onto another one of Alvaro Castagnet’s online workshops. This one is billed as an ‘Urban Scape’ and takes place this coming Friday, starting at about GMT 7.30-8.00pm. Painting along on a Friday evening will be quite a novelty. I’ll need to make sure I keep my glass of wine separate from my water and brushes!
I wasn’t going to book for this particular workshop but, in a sudden rush of blood to the head / celebration of the end of home-schooling, I took the plunge and committed earlier today. One reason I was committed to this workshop was because of the subject matter. This is the photo that we’ll be the basis for the workshop:
When I did my previous online workshop with Alvaro, I could picture what I’d be aiming for from the source photo quite quickly.
On this occasion, however, I feel a lot less inspired by this source image. I think that this will mean I’ll have to work a lot harder to make something out of this image! I’ll probably try to do a very loose outline sketch of this scene in advance – even if it’s just mapping out the skyline and some of the perspective lines. I imagine that other elements such as figures and cars etc I’ll put into place during the workshop.
I’d like to say that I look forward to sharing my endeavours with you next week – but I’m not sure that I feel particularly confident about this one!