September 11th, 2013 / posted by paularath

Jerry interprets the picturesque little port of Honfleur, France

I’m so happy to report that Jerry got totally inspired during our trip and got back into painting watercolors, both plein air and in our stateroom.

Sometimes he sat on a bench in a park, or leaned against a wall on a pier, or found a cozy cafe or bistro in which to paint or sketch. At other times he would set up a little studio on our veranda.

His sketch books on every trip are masterpieces unto themselves!

Here’s a photo I shot of Jerry at work on the painting you see above. He found the cutest bench – it used to be a sort of wheelbarrow – and sat down to paint a view of the little harbor at Honfleur. There were about half a dozen local artists all set up with their easels and oils, but it was Jerry who drew an appreciative crowd.

That little blue bag goes everywhere with Jerry and it contains everything he needs to create a painting such as the beauty seen above.

Now let me allow his paintings to speak to you…..

Moonrise over Cadiz, Spain.

Welcome to  the Casino at Monte-Carlo – the view from our stateroom!

A different mood in Monte-Carlo.

A fishing boat in the little port of Lorient, France.

Jerry interprets Lisbon.

The bridge at Bordeaux.

A view of Barcelona.

A slice of Saint Tropez.

Here’s hoping he’ll hold onto this inspiration and start painting madly at home. He’s so talented!

– Paula Rath

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JMAW
September 11th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

This work is simply beautiful! It makes me feel like Jerry sees the energy of the locations and brings that to Life.

Bravo!

paularath
September 12th, 2013 at 3:53 am

Yes, he does. he feels the heart of a place and that comes out through his brushes.

Lynda Sakraida
September 12th, 2013 at 4:05 am

I’ve always been a big fan of Jerry’s watercolor’s….I think his work is gorgeous!

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