The book, Pyrenees Pilgrimage, illustrated with sketches and watercolors from the journey is now available through Amazon.com.
Excerpt from Pyrenees Pilgrimage….
This particular Sunday was a day of patrimony in France and many historic buildings would be open to the public without charge. My promenade to St. Etienne de Baigorry followed an orange blazed trail down hill from Urdos. Waiting for the chateau to open, I sketched the mountains with a lead pencil, my mental voice repeating instructions culled from Corcoran art classes. Dark recedes, light advances,” Leslie Exton would say. She was the head of the painting and drawing department and over the years, I took many classes with her. “Shade gradually, blend the tones. Remember your distinct tone values.” It was working. My drawing ability had improved.