Saturday, November 11, 2017

Little French Villages

Archiane, south Vercors mountains, France

We're just back from a 6 month trip in Europe - climbing, flying, hiking and, of course, lots and lots of sketching. This time we spent 2 months in France mostly in the mountainous regions south of Grenoble and around Barcelonnette.

It goes without saying that I have plenty of landscape sketches of the beautiful mountain scenery, many of which I do in a pocket moleskine which goes on every hike with me. I'm sure, though, you're really interested in the urban sketches, so here are some of the pretty villages in the area.

Treminis, Devoluy mountains, France

The super, super old 'La Mere Eglise', Devoluy, France.

Getting caught up in the details. Old door, Le Seuil.

The window on Chapelle Saint-Antoine, near Saint Paul sur Ubaye, France

Little postcard, Fouillouse, France.

L'Abbaye du Laverq, Barcelonnette, France

Now I'm back home in beautiful Lake Hawea, surrounded by more beautiful mountains and a rather different style of towns. I hope to share some local sketches soon.

If you are interested in what kit I take hiking with me you can read about it on my blog.


  1. Thanks for sharing Renee. Special to see each sketch in situ - makes us want to be sketching there too. Welcome home.