Sunday, January 19, 2014

lost in France

I started this drawing on New Years day. It felt good to start the new year drawing. I really needed to. With everything else I've had going on, I haven't really got lost in a big detailed drawing in a long while. This is the first in what I hope will become a series. It was drawn from a mish mash of photos, and memories (and a bit of imagination) from a trip to France in November. I've always loved France. When I was young I used to wish I was French. My favourite film is French. It's the country, outside of the UK, I've visited the most. For the last few years I've exhibited my work in France. And, now, of course I've had my book published by a French publisher.

So this is a love letter to France. Je t'aime.


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Polly Birchall said...

Looks so beautiful. Enjoy your affair with France

Unknown said...

..and France loves you too, Andrea!

I'm so proud you've been edited by a French team ;)
Is that a view from a bar on the "Place de la Victoire", near the cathedral? (I love the way you framed the view)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...


Cedric, no, it is Le Faison Dore, on the corner on Place de Jaude. It is famous for it's giant salads. Very good they were too.

Hope to see you this year.


lilotte said...

Tes mots nous r├ęchauffent le coeur, Andrea. Merci.

Anonymous said...

France rule!

Anonymous said...

I like French so much!