©2016 Joy Makon. Not to be reproduced without permission.

New Sky, Old Buildings

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.

©2016 Joy Makon. Not to be reproduced without permission.

Our server at lunch recommended Breizh Cola,
Brittany’s answer to American Coke Zero.

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.

September 2016
Watercolor
Fabriano Artistico cold press, 300 lb, 14.25″ x 19″
this painting has gone to a new home!

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This entry was published on September 24, 2016 at 6:27 pm. It’s filed under Home, landscape, Summer, watercolor and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “New Sky, Old Buildings

  1. What fun it is to armchair travel with you through your wonderful paintings and photos!

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