October 7, 2010 § 15 Comments
The move from Chartres to Charente went well. Currently I am living at my partner’s father’s house until we move back to England at the end of October start of November. The town is called Sainte Sévère and it is in the Charente region of France. It is a small town with 500 habitants, it does not have much; a Marie, a church and a graveyard. So it is a big contrast compared to Chartres, but it is very peaceful. I was starting to get sick of the mopeds going past our street in Chartres.
Just before leaving Chartres I took a photograph of the building as I did not have time to sit and draw it. However I made a drawing from the photo. As you can see it is not the prettiest building, but it was perfectly situated in the town. Our flat was above the flat with flowers in the middle.
I have started to draw some furniture in my partner’s father’s house. A lot of the furniture has been passed through the family or brought from auctions, so there is some nice thick wooden furniture. Also there is a nice fireplace; however it is too warm to put it on at the moment.
As I mentioned earlier there is not a lot in the town, so I decided to pop to the graveyard and see if it was inspiring enough to do some drawings. I remember when I was younger I was really scared of graveyards and my parents had to take detours so we did not pass one. However being older I find them beautiful and so peaceful. I love the old tombs that are starting to decay and that nature is starting to take over. I only had time to do one sketch before hungry struck. But I will definitely go back and do more.