|A potager in Provence|
6 ½” x 12” / 29cm x 42cm, pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in
Moleskine A3 size Folio Sketchbook
I absolutely adore kitchen gardens and can always be found wandering around them very slowly whenever I come across one! It was therefore a real joy to have one to look after and sketch during our stay in the Postcard from Provence house.
I liked the fact that one had to walk a little way down the road to visit the potager - as we did every evening to water the vegetables. All the water had to be transported using a hose and/or watering can so it is no little effort to maintain such a garden under the hot Provencal sun.
I sketched this potager just over three years ago. It was too hot to finish it and I really should have a go at doing a proper drawing of it as the view was wonderful.
It was one of my first sketches using the very large A3 size Moleskine sketchbook which means I can do large sketches with no binding line down the middle of a double page spread! If you're interested in the sketchbook you can find out more here - The Largest Ever Moleskine Sketchbook!