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November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, it’s just another work day, but nevertheless my charming husband took the day off and we went out to eat in Chinon, a beautiful medieval town not too far from Tours, which is associated with François Rabelais. We had duck, which was the closest thing to turkey on the menu. I did one sketch of the castle which didn’t work out too well, but took a lot of photos, and I’ll try to turn them into sketches in the next couple of days. On the way home we drove through a tiny town called Cravant-les-Coteaux, where there is an old lavoir, a covered access to a stream where women used to do the wash. We parked for a while and I was able to do this sketch:

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  1. November 23, 2007 4:06 am

    Casey I had some turkey and pumpkin pie just for you…plus my own portions as well 🙂 Sounds like you had a special day too and the sketch here is proof!

  2. November 23, 2007 10:17 am

    A lovely sketch Casey, I love the wall to the right…
    I also enjoyed seeing your sketches with Laura and especially those of the castle..they all look great!
    PS: Great new look of your blog, it frames your colourfull work beautifully!

  3. November 23, 2007 12:57 pm

    Wonderful, colorful, beautiful sketch, Casey!

    And…duck – turkey…what’s the difference? 😉

  4. November 24, 2007 3:04 pm

    Beautiful sketch Casey – and is that header new? or have I just not been paying attention? Either way, it’s lovely. I’m glad you got a little holiday for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. November 24, 2007 11:09 pm

    Michel is SO nice! Not only did he take you out for faux turkey on Tgiving, but he sat there in the car with you while you sketched! A good man.
    I love your new blog look and your sketch of the lavoir. Are those your Schmincke paints?? That red looks like it could be the Venetian/English one–but your sketches are always so colorful, it’s hard to tell. I’ve just posted about our time together, so hop on over and see what you think.

  6. November 25, 2007 4:22 pm

    Wow, I love this. Great palette. And I would rather have had duck!

  7. November 26, 2007 1:32 am

    Nice job– I adore the colors!
    Good luck with those drawing dvd’s– sounds like an intensive course.

  8. December 16, 2007 4:01 am

    There is something very personal about the colours you use. I wonder what influences you. They are just gorgeous – so rich. Like the colours in old fabrics. Reminds me a little of fabrics in an ancient Egyptian exhibition I saw at the Abegg Museum in Switzerland.
    Look at the bottom image and you might see what I mean.

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