Livres De Poche

barjac-brocante-hot-day

Barjac brocante, hot day

Dear Chris, I’ve just got back from Le Gard & Ardèche. Here are some sketches from my trip. I bought some old Livres de Poche paperbacks and painted on the pages. I like the quality of the paper. Hoping all is well, good wishes, Chris.

barjac-brocante

Barjac brocante

Dear Chris, here are some more pages from my paperback sketchbooks. I used some French ‘Livre de Poche’ paperbacks: Roger Peyrefitte’s ‘Les Amours Singulières’ and Gilbert Cesbron’s ‘Avoir Été’. I like the quality of the paper, it takes gouache paint very well. I travelled around France this summer for about 4 weeks painting & drawing things I saw: hilltop villages, vineyards, markets, brocantes, Marseille, La Grande Motte and its concrete holiday blocks and beach, rivers and landscapes.

barjac-market-salads-for-sale

Barjac market, salads for sale

barjac-olives

Barjac olives

barjac-tomatoes

Barjac tomatoes

guitar-singer

Guitar singer

provencal-hilltop-village-st-martin-dardeches

Provençal hilltop village & St Martin d’Ardèche

la-roque-sur-ceze-a-dovecote

La Roque-sur-Cèze & a dovecote

river-ceze-bathers

River Cèze bathers

mediterranean-food

Mediterranean food

med-swimmer

Med swimmer

russian-sailors-on-the-med

Russian sailors on the Med

la-grand-motte

La Grande Motte

la-grande-motte-seen-from-the-sea

La Grande Motte seen from the sea

chandigarh-corbusier

Chandigarh Corbusier

corbusier-house-in-ahmedabad

Corbusier house in Ahmedabad

indian-man-by-the-ganges

Indian man by the Ganges

cat-and-mouse

Cat and Mouse 1

I started painting in paperback books with a project to illustrate Günter Grass’s ‘Cat and Mouse’ but painting in the book, over the text. I’ll enclose some here. very good wishes, Chris.

cat-and-mouse-2

Cat and Mouse 2

cat-and-mouse-3

Cat and Mouse 3

cat-and-mouse-4

Cat and Mouse 4

cat-and-mouse-5

Cat and Mouse 5

cat-and-mouse-6

Cat and Mouse 6

Christopher Corr / The Rowley Gallery

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2 Responses to Livres De Poche

  1. Susie says:

    Absolutely lovely beautiful bright work for a Monday morning XX

  2. What joyful paintings! I especially like your Barjac olives. Yummy.

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