Chartres Spires

Chartres, Spires

Title: Chartres, Spires
Original: $400.00
Size: 10″ x 7″
Medium: Watercolor / Pen & Ink
Location & Date: Chartres, France 2007
George’s Postcard Note: The south transept and the roof had taken up most of the time I had, but one just can’t not paint the facade of this cathedral! As we watched the clock not to miss the return trip to Paris, I grabbed a curb and set about trying to capture this imposing structure. To me, the tale is in the different architectures of its spires – built in different centuries. Unnoticed by me, the curb I chose was next to an elementary school, so the afternoon bell rang and gaggles of students emerged to gather round me, exclaim, ask questions. That ended that sketch! Here is another one.