Today I felt like doing a charcoal drawing of a quaint building with Wisteria that I’ve had my eye on for a while. Only today it was drawn with a twist – standing back looking at this B&W building I got the itch to add a bit of color to the drawing so dabs of color were added to the Wisteria using soft pastel.
Wisteria in St. Saveur, a charcoal drawing (12×9) was done on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, and the Wisteria had swipes of Prismacolor NuPastel soft pastel added for color. A few areas in the final drawing were cleaned up. Perhaps one day I’ll paint this scene again with oil pastels, I think the medium would compliment the scene. Please click onto the images for a larger view.
The reference image was taken in France by Bix, an artist and photographer at pmp – who has an interesting background. Please read on.
Bix and her partner, Drew own and operate Bandouille, a Monestary at one time dating back to the 17th century. The magnificent structure and outbuildings are located on 24 acres and from what I’ve seen the whole place would be a painters dream spot w/unlimited spots of inspiration. So guess what? Bix being a great artist herself realized that Bandouille would make for an awesome place for artists to come and paint ~ which is exactly what they did with the place by offering, Painting Holidays at the Monestary. The link will take you to their website for more information on the place, its history and painting excursions offered.
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