Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Rendez-vous Carnet de Voyage part 2

A second helping from last weekend's RENDEZ-VOUS CARNET DE VOYAGE. More splendid big displays. 
Big images make a difference. JULIETTE PLISSON was there with a gorgeous giant blowup of her watercolor. 
I've thought of entering but my tiny CLAIRE FONTAINE 'sketchbooks' are just school notebooks. (See last picture).
Why is watercolor such a small medium? Its frustrating.
Tiny paintboxes. Tiny sketchbooks. Tiny brushes.
There are live drawing demos.
Tiny everything perfect for travel sketching but watercolor is not taken seriously by 'The Art World'.
Fortunately master watercolorist and painter of 1000s of small paintings, W.H.Turner, is coming to musee Jacquemart-Andre in March 2020. 
This time tomorrow I will be inside the Louvre looking at DA VINCI doodles. Full report to come. Another way to sharpen your drawing skills if you can't travel to Tahiti or its raining out is TVSketching. Put on something streaming like GOLD DIGGER and doodle. I'm better sketching indoors than outside. Try it. Bonne TVSketching PBers. Enjoy ParisBreakfast with your cuppa ☕️ and keep Bear in Paris with a letter subscription from my Etsy shop. Bear ๐Ÿป is drawing๐ŸŽจ

16 comments:

  1. I was smitten w/ the blow up!

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    1. I know...if only watercolor were possible with giant brushes and giant pans...

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  2. I would love it. I love Plisson's paintings, the blow up shows them en valeur...Isn't there also another carnet convention, in Paris? Then there is the book festival and the fountain pen show...Leonardo at the Louvre, Turner...I wonder what are your pens that you bought...and the 2 books...

    Maybe watercolor is possible with giant pens and brushes?

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  3. Watercolors have always been one of my favorite mediums & I've never understood why the "art world" doesn't give them more creds.

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  4. Check out David Hockney’s giant watercolors!
    All we need is Big paper and Big brushes! (And some Hockney genes!)

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    1. I want to be David Hockney for so many reasons !

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  5. Gwendolyn3:30 PM

    You say 'I've thought of entering but my tiny CLAIRE FONTAINE 'sketchbooks' are just school notebooks. (See last picture).' But your Paris maps are fantastic.

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    1. It has to be Travel sketchbooks recording some place
      Mine are mainly head trips.

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  6. Lynn S9:53 PM

    To me this is every bit as delicious as your chocolate shots. Fabulous. Glad you were there

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  7. & Lucky you! - DaVinci at the Louvre - the most sought after ticket in town!!!!!
    Can’t wait to read all about it in your next edition

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    1. I'm hearing mixd messages...
      Fingers crossed..๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ

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  8. Bonelle1:27 AM

    Beautiful work by those watercolor artists. Good for Laduree for cashing in on Da Vinci mania! That box would make a nice souvenir. Have a wonderful time at the Da Vinci exhibit. Look forward to seeing the blog post about your visit!

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  9. Oooh...thank you for sharing more of the Carnet de Voyage...love seeing the artist’s displays. The blow-ups of their artworks are extraordinary. Somehow the “small” of travel watercolor appeals to me; the wee brushes and paint boxes.

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  10. hello Carol, thanks for your visit on my booth in Clermont -Ferrand, it's always a pleasure to see you. Glad you liked my big WC print, i think it's fun to see it that large, you can dive into it, i like that, I'll buy huge brushes and give a try for huge paintings! Here is a link to my page on the Rendez vous du Carnet de Voyage in Clermont https://www.rendezvous-carnetdevoyage.com/repertoire/juliette-plisson/
    Hope to see you again very soon!!
    Juliette

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  11. Anonymous5:30 AM

    Everything I see and read here is totally fascinating!
    I'm so glad you can go to all these places and shows. And you're so generous to share them with us.
    I grew up thinking painting with watercolors is the hardest of them mediums.
    Thank you so much, Carol!
    Love always,
    MR

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