IFJM 14: Marseille to Arles to Visit Van Gogh

14 April 2015

W15 4 14 IFJM 002From my journal:  “11am Arles France.
Made a fast decision to head straight to Arles, so  said our goodbyes, got in a cab to Marseille Airport, picked up our car and boogied.”

“Oddly, as we were on the road, we saw the parallels between our choices and E & M’s!  The countryside was beautiful.  We found a B&B, Mi Casa, with the wonders of WiFi and Mac!  A charming street and room!

“We have one day in Arles (also like E & M) so we decided to walk along the Quai Marx Dornoy next to Le Rhone, and head to the Roman Amphitheatre.  Touristas!”

W15 4 14 IFJM 003W15 4 14 IFJM 006shed-with-sunflowers-18879pm  From my journal:  “We ducked into the Vincent Van Gogh Museum — disappointing — not much of his work on display.  I did find one captivating, Shed With Sunflowers, sweet and colorful.  [Postcard on its way!]”

“We walked by Le Cafe and made reservation . . . then on to a surprising find, a huge Roman amphitheatre in the center of town.  The history is interesting — which is good because these structures bore me.  After the fall of the Roman Empire Romans moved into the structure and turned it into a fortress, building over 200 houses [in the center.]   I’m sorry to say they removed the historic town and now hold cruel bull fights. I root for the bull.”

W15 4 14 IFJM 008From my journal: “Dinner at the cafe was okay — fair —  it was lovely to be in that historic space.”

“Tonight I added color memories of the day, because I didn’t take my watercolors along.  I kind of like doing it this way.  Another experiment!”

W15 4 14 IFJM 007


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Super5 ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.

Thanks to Wiki for Vincent Van Gogh’s image of Shed With Sunflowers.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to IFJM 14: Marseille to Arles to Visit Van Gogh

  1. joantav says:

    I love the ease of the first two sketches…so loose but great! I remember being so disappointed when I saw the cafe in person and it didn’t look she same as the painting. lol


  2. Dan Antion says:

    I have to say, I am having such fun following you (in your imagination, I get it now). The sketches are beautiful.


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