From my summer visit to the medieval walled town of Vannes, France, near the Brittany coast
We enjoyed Vannes a lot. It appears to be the sort of harborside town that the locals flock to for a few days of vacation near the coast. It has just enough shops and activities that appeal to travelers—a few museums, 2000-year-old history, chocolate, ice cream, crepes—without being overtly touristy. With few Americans and English speakers in town, I found using rudimentary French plus a sincere smile enabled us to communicate just fine with the friendly people we met.
My painting is from the Saint-Patern area, the oldest area of Vannes. Here is a glimpse of Saint-Patern Church, dating back to the 11th Century. To the left is a typical colombage half-timbered structure that I saw in every city in Brittany. Nary a straight line in sight—which made this more fun to draw and paint.
Fabriano Artistico cold press, 300 lb, 14.25″ x 19″
this painting has gone to a new home!