The Learning Continues...French Treasure
(first published September 2, 2008, edited 9/20/2017)
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One of our last days on our first French trip, Kippy (Hammond, LaBonneEtoile) suggested on a whim that we pile in the van and go paint somewhere close. A few of us nearly knocked each other down to get to the van.
Kippy took us to a little village, where there was a charming landscape scene just begging to be captured. I named it 'Cows in France', but it was nicknamed 'Cow-sheep-pig-rocks in France' (Kippy knows how to keep me in check).
As we were painting, one of the village women came up and asked Kippy if we would like to see inside the little building we were using for shade. Curious, we were all for it.
Inside this natural stone/stucco building were three statues carved by the town's famous son. The statue of his mother has a bronze head.
I've painted the statue of the mother and child several times in silverpoint and in oil.
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