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Islands in the Loire

May 12, 2009

Another carnet baladeur has shown up at my house?  This one is from izys and it’s themes is “d’île en île” – from island to island.  I chose to do the islands in the Loire River, which flows right through my town.  I did drive down the road a bit (to Chaumont-sur-Loire) to get a view of some smaller islands, as the ones near Amboise are quite large.  The paper in the sketchbook is excruciatingly difficult to work on – a lot like blotter paper.  Isabelle had warned me, but I never expected it to be that absorbent. So – no touch-ups possible here.

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  1. May 12, 2009 5:36 pm

    Sounds like it could be printmaking paper, Casey. Sounds very blissful, islands in the Loire. That must have been a real chore driving along the Loire seeking small islands 😉 Lovely with the sky reflecting in the river and the two figures standing close together, blissful.

  2. May 12, 2009 8:35 pm

    So beautiful I actually like the look of the absorbent paper (and use it myself for water-soluble markers), though I know it’s not technically the right choice.

  3. annie permalink
    May 12, 2009 8:47 pm

    Robyn says it, Casey, blissful. I like the long span,
    a lovely feel to this place.
    annie

  4. May 13, 2009 3:15 am

    I love that! Just beautiful.

  5. May 13, 2009 2:58 pm

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  6. May 13, 2009 3:12 pm

    Casey, this is beautiful. Your greens and blues are just divine.

  7. May 13, 2009 11:42 pm

    I so agree…. lovely greens and blues!!

  8. June 9, 2009 9:05 pm

    Papier difficile, mais tu t’en sors très bien !…

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