Travel Sketches

Travel Sketches

Index card paintings-Ste Émilion, France

Index card painting, Oil Paintings, Travel in France, Travel Sketches

The index card is wonderful format!!! After 2 layers of gesso I use the pencil to put in loosely the shapes and sizes. Then comes some shading and overall ideas of color. I have been using thick oils to add to the texture, depth and overall feel. A great jump off for bigger paintings and working out the problems beforehand.
The village of Ste Émilion is a must see when one visits France…you will love the rich history, gastronomic adventures and of course, an abundance of wines to taste and leisure over.

  • Ste Émilion, France

  • Un rue de Ste Émilion

  • Ste Émilion

Class: Travel Sketch Journals and Index Card Painting

Classes, Index card painting, Oil Paintings, Travel in France, Travel Sketches


  • Ste Émilion, vineyards


I will be showing sketching and painting techniques. These will be small studies one can do daily or several in a day. They later can be jump-offs for bigger paintings in your studio or put together in a book of travel memories. You will learn to work in small format, shading, blocking out ideas, use of color and much more. It is a way to iron out ideas quickly and improve your skills.
Come explore and have fun…bring a friend!!!
All levels
HCAC member $35.00
Non-member $40.00

November 7th 2019
Thursday at 10am to 12:30
Haywood County Arts Gallery
Main St Waynesville, NC
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Must Bring:
Pencil/eraser and sharpener
Pen-indelible ink (recommend Faber-Castell black, extra fine, many are sold in sets with different sizes
8 x 10 Watercolor Pad
Paint brushes: variety of small brushes
Watercolor or Acrylic or Oil Paints, your choice of medium…I will have on hand some watercolor paints