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In the Luxembourg Gardens with Laura

September 8, 2007

Laura of Laurelines and I met up yesterday for an afternoon of sketching, in Paris. We also fit in some art supply shopping (oh – the Sennelier shop!) and had a great lunch at the Coupole, (Picasso and Hemingway’s old hangout). This was a big deal for me, because I first decided to try blogging after coming across her wonderful Paris drawings last October. If you follow her blog, you should know that she is just as beautiful and elegant as her drawing style, and lots of fun to spend an afternoon with.

In the morning we drew at the Médicis Fountain, and after lunch sat by a permanent Pétanque game and drew the people playing and especially the spectators. Laura did a beautiful sketch of me while I was drawing other people. Altogether une journéé très agréable!

Here’s the portrait she did of me :

my one sketch at the Médicis Fountain :

and here are a few random people sketches from the pétanque game:

Laura’s drawings are gorgeous – she’s able to capture a person right away, and includes beautfiful detail. Make sure to have a look at her work!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2007 5:24 pm

    These are delightful!!

  2. September 8, 2007 9:37 pm

    Casey,
    What a wonderful day and fun sketches of so many people. Laura really did a wonderful sketch of you – it really captures you quite beautifully!
    Shirley

  3. September 8, 2007 10:16 pm

    I can see you enjoyed your day in Paris with Laura. Great drawings, I especially like the pétanque people. You captured them beautifully!

  4. September 9, 2007 12:15 am

    Oh Wonderful!!!! I’ll bet your day was fantastic! Your painting of the fountain and your figure drawings are great. The portrait of the older gentleman — hmmmm… I guess the 6th one down? — is especially striking. And you had your portrait done by the amazing Laura, too — that’s another big plus. 😉

  5. September 9, 2007 1:45 am

    It is so nice that you two could meet up and then you get a special portrait from Laura. Your people sketches here are just great. Sounds like such a wonderful day for both of you.

  6. September 9, 2007 6:59 am

    Your people drawings are just wonderful! It sounds like you two had a fabulous day. I love your Medici fountain watercolor–there’s so much energy in that sketch.

  7. September 9, 2007 2:07 pm

    You and Laura are having TOO much fun!!! I”m really enjoying reading both of your posts. And you are BEAUTIFUL!

    Casey your quick charcoal sketches are so lively and loose. Really lovely work. And thanks so much for your very kind comment on my blog.

  8. caseytoussaint permalink*
    September 9, 2007 4:25 pm

    It was a great day – and Laura’s drawing really flatters me. I wish I looked that good in real life….Thanks for your comments everyone!

  9. September 9, 2007 7:26 pm

    What a fun day! I am, of course, hugely jealous. And your people drawings are so expressive! The fountain watercolor too is delightful. I really like the loose use of color: so lively.

  10. September 9, 2007 8:15 pm

    Great work! It must have been a wonderfull day!

  11. September 10, 2007 1:34 pm

    wonderful to meet you through laura…i am so envious of being in france…and sketching together…what a blessing for your both…i will return often…blessings, rebecca

  12. September 10, 2007 5:03 pm

    Gorgeous job on the fountain, Casey and I’m blown away by all your great character sketches. Lovely touches of colour in the last group. Laura makes you look just as I imagined you and how great to have a day together. Unforgettable I bet.

  13. September 10, 2007 7:10 pm

    Mon ami! I can’t wait for a day in Paris sketching, lunching and getting to know each other! What an adventure awaits! I’ll email you this week with the days I will be there. I’m so excited!
    These are all wonderful sketches. I am an admirer of Laura also and am constantly inspired by all my artist friends! I’ve wandered the Luxemburg Gardens and enjoyed watching the children and their sail boats in the pond. I took was facinated by the men sitting and playing board games. Your people sketches are great!

  14. September 11, 2007 9:07 am

    Sounds like the two of you had a wonderful day. What a great batch of sketches you’ve made between you. You’re a dab hand at capturing people yourself!

  15. September 12, 2007 1:28 pm

    Grerat sketches Casey! I’m glad you had fun day with Laura, can’t wait to hear all about it when I’m back.
    Ronell

  16. October 4, 2007 3:31 pm

    Casey, how did I miss these! As usual, I love your sketches…the fountain is glorious, and the ones with color added just sing. (Laura’s portrait of you is charming too, what a treasure!)

  17. October 4, 2007 6:17 pm

    how fun! two blogger artists sketching in Paris. Looks great. Love the looseness in your sketches.

  18. October 5, 2007 8:02 am

    What fun! I’ve always enjoyed all my meetings with fellow bloggers – sounds like two you had a really great day – as well as both producing some very fine sketches

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