January 31, 2011

Travel Sketches from the 90's

Breakfast in St Remy, France
These are sketches i did, mostly in Europe and mostly in 

the 90's. They're mostly done in little sketchbooks with 

india ink, whatever nib I could find and a travel windsor 

Langoustine in Port Isaac, England

and newton watercolor set. Oh, and some chalk pastel 

Leith, just outside of Edinburgh

too. If I used pencils I like a 4b.

Things going into St. Ives, England

Keep in mind these were all done very fast,

sometimes in a moving vehicle, 

Santa Barbara Pelicans 
sometimes under threat of being attacked (above)

Scottish twigs

sometimes with fingers that had just been frozen

Bruges, Belgium
and sometimes trying to escape the scrutiny of

Sleeping boy on the train to St. Sebastian

onlookers. Allot of time the people moved,

San Sebastián, Basque Country 
or my brother was pleading with me to get moving, 

Somewhere in Salamanca, Spain
or it was so hot I thought I would die. But I never did.

Cannes, France
Mostly though, I remember places better by 

Niece, France

sketching them. I remember how uncomfortable it was

Interlacken, Switzerland
or what we were doing that day

Paris, France
and I'm so glad I have them. There are tuns more...

St. Remy, Provence, France
but this is a start, a taste - and I did it for Jennifer who

Somewhere in Provence, France

wanted to see more.

Somewhere in Provence, France

Port Isaac. Cornwall, England

Plymouth, England


  1. You are brilliant my dear--you inspire me.

  2. Holly,
    These sketches are amazing. Absolutely amazing.