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A Farmhouse in the Loire Valley

August 27, 2008

Update: Claire finally got the website for these properties online. There are still some glitches, but if you have time, head over and take a look! Click on “a la campagne” if you want to see more of the farmhouse.

My friends Steven and Veronica bought and restored this farmhouse a few years ago. They’ve created a really wonderful living space upstairs in the back which they rent out to visitors to the area. We’re in the process of creating some postcards of this and other properties they manage to give to guests. This painting was done for that purpose.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2008 10:23 am

    Wow, my first thought was that you should use this. Your friends must be delighted, it’s gorgeous and looks welcoming.

  2. August 27, 2008 12:52 pm

    It’s beautiful! I want to be there!

  3. August 27, 2008 1:53 pm

    Oooh, you’ve done such a wonderful job of suggesting its treasures. It’s charming! Love your palette here…

  4. August 27, 2008 2:26 pm

    Casey this is beautiful!!! Your friends will be so glad to get these cards, and what a treasure for their guests!

  5. Annie permalink
    August 27, 2008 3:18 pm

    So inviting, Casey. A person just wants to
    go there. And I love your palette, too.

  6. August 27, 2008 5:06 pm

    Beautiful! I love how the shadows from the house drift off to the right.

  7. August 27, 2008 5:37 pm

    This is a beautiful piece, Casey. Really well done!

  8. sandy permalink
    August 27, 2008 6:01 pm

    Casey what a charming cottage and the watercolor is a lovely gift for visitors/renters. I am enjoying your travel posts – looks like you had a productive holiday!

  9. August 27, 2008 6:23 pm

    Casey,

    A beautiful painting. I hope that we can see all of these great rental properties someday in person. A dream for sure….

    Shirley

  10. August 27, 2008 7:44 pm

    ps
    I forgot to say how wonderful Claire’s work is on the website, Casey! And are all those watercolors yours?! They’re fabulous. Will you give art workshops? YOu should! really lovely.

  11. caseytoussaint permalink*
    August 27, 2008 8:02 pm

    Thank you guys! And Sue, I’m glad you liked the website! There are still some major problems (like the email thing) but at least it’s online!

  12. caseytoussaint permalink*
    August 27, 2008 8:04 pm

    Oh, and yes, those are my watercolors. We’re not sure who will do the workshops yet – it depends on interest, really. I would love to organize one for sketching, but we’ll see…..

  13. August 28, 2008 5:03 pm

    OMG! You did a gorgeous job on this painting!!

  14. August 29, 2008 2:02 am

    Love the website. Beautiful, beautiful illustrations! I especially like the phone. Makes me want to call 🙂

  15. August 29, 2008 7:23 am

    what a wonderful project for your friends…must have been stressful but worth it! a great painting Casey!!
    thanks so much for your sweet comments on my melt down post haha I feel so silly after such a horrible day at work…life goes on huh?

  16. August 29, 2008 11:54 am

    This house jumped right off the Superblog page at me! The colors, the shapes, everything about it is wonderful. I want to visit. Furthermore, I want to visit with my art supplies! Beautiful work.

  17. isabelle permalink
    August 29, 2008 2:30 pm

    Salut!
    comme tu n’écris jamais, Michel m’a donné l’adresse de ton blog: j’ai adoré ta manière de peindre. Tu es vraiment douée je trouve.
    Pour les nouvelles, demande à michel
    bises
    isabelle

  18. isabelle permalink
    August 29, 2008 7:08 pm

    Nick et Marc ont aussi beaucoup aimé tes dessins!
    MArc a fait une BD sur le mythe de Sisyphe et a gagné un prix, tu savais?
    bises
    isabelle

  19. lindsay816 permalink
    August 30, 2008 1:45 am

    This looks so cozy. You have captured a charming building!

  20. August 31, 2008 12:38 pm

    Wow, look what you all did while I was gone! The website looks fantastic and your watercolors really add such charm and liveliness! Congrats to you and Claire!

  21. August 31, 2008 5:11 pm

    beautiful postcard Casey, your art on the website also looks really elegant

  22. September 1, 2008 7:46 pm

    Wow…the light in this painting…the glow is phenomenal. Not many can capture it like you have here. Really, really nice.

  23. September 2, 2008 12:53 am

    How lovely. A Farmhouse in the Loire Valley – how I wish I could post that title.

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