continuation of exploration of Greek Antiquity #2 , Olympia .. simple rhythm and texture of a mutule .
Rectangular block under the soffit of the cornice of the Greek Doric temple,
which is studded with guttae. It is supposed to
represent the piece of timber through which the wooden pegs were driven in order
to hold the rafter in position, and it follows the sloping
rake of the roof. In the Roman
Doric order the mutule was horizontal, with sometimes a crowning fillet, so that
it virtually fulfilled the purpose of the modillion in the Corinthian
SAINT LOUP LAMAIRE - CHICHE POITOU - CHARENTES - FRANCE
with special thanks to Bix Nash
for the reference photo
A view of an enchanting dove cote in Saint Loup Lamaire from one of our many visits to beautiful local villages and towns during my workshop last week at France Painting Holiday......a week was far too short !
FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY
JANE MINTER'S WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP 2014
DATES : 14/09/2014 - 20/09/2014
I'm delighted to have been invited back to Bandouille for next year as guest tutor if you'd like to join me
for further information please contact Bix Nash at
A heartfelt thanks to Bix and Drew of France Painting Holiday
for hosting my recent watercolour workshop in France held at their beautiful home Bandouille . I hope the short video of photos taken during the week gives you an idea of the idllyic setting of Bandouille , trips to local villages and towns and a glipse of "work in progress" in the studio during the week . A special thanks to all the wonderful guests Melissa Giovanna and Cristina . I so enjoyed painting with you all and Bix .
FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY JANE MINTER'S WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP 2014 DATES : 14/09/2014 - 20/09/2014 I am very happy to announce I have been invited back for next year as guest tutor for further information please contact Bix Nash at http://francepaintingholiday.com/
"old keys" watercolour sketch AQUARELLE CLAIREFONTAINE 30 X 40cm .....initial unfinished watercolour study of an assortment of old keys painted from life . Studies are often just a starting point.. I'm sharing this recent study as I really liked the effect created by "washing off" areas of some of the old keys ..I had to stop at this point .
......a quick plein air sketch view of Tower houses of Mani painted from our anchorage . Once we reached the protection of a small bay I was eager to sketch these incredible ancient ManiTower houses .... it's very challenging painting on deck whilst anchored your view point changes continuously .
Vicenza is known as the La Citta del Palladio "City of Palladio" when you visit the city it's easy to miss this beautiful façade of Palladio's unfinished Palazzo . Sharing a freehand pen and wash sketch I made when I first moved to Italy.
As this will be my last post for a few weeks I just wanted to wish my fellow bloggers and friends a very creative August .... see you all soon.
If you would like to join me for a painting holiday at the end of SeptemberI will be the guest tutor at the "Monastery"from 29/09/2013 to 05/10/2013 For further details contactBix Nash via http://francepaintingholiday.com/or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org any other information that you require