A view from the parking lot of "Buropolis" north-eastwards. The sky was very covered, and when I stopped the drawing, the mountain in the background had completely disappeared. Pastel and litho crayon on 180 g (85 lb) paper ca. 10,5 x 15 cm / 4 x 6"
Normally I wouldn't post such quick sketches, but I like this strange scene. For its inauguration, the new conservatory in Nice invited the public for free concerts this weekend. This one was so crowded that we were sitting on the floor, one step away from the orchestra, while other people found some higher places behind a fence. Graphite on 180 g (85 lb) paper ca. 10,5 x 15 cm / 4 x 6"
This is a view northwards from a picnic table near the Air France site on the "Route des Crêtes" in Sophia Antipolis. In the background it's a thick white cloud that was creeping through the mountains.
Graphite and lithographic ink on 180 g paper ca. 15 x 10,5 cm / 6 x 4"
I'm glad I made all the last drawings outdoors, because it's raining today. This is the stairway to the parking lot, viewed from my office window (the trees are the same ones as on the drawing from October 5).
Two weeks ago, friends moved into a beautiful appartment from where they have a perfect view on the "avenue des Baumettes". This is just the left side of the whole view. Maybe I'll draw some other parts next time we are invited. Graphite on some heavy paper, ca. 14 x 15 cm / 5.5 x 5.9"
This place in Nice is called "Jardin Jacques Imbert". Before posting this drawing, I tried to find out who Jacques Imbert was, and most of the articles on the web talk about a famous gangster from Marseille, who had been arrested only in 2004 at age 74. It would be more than strange if the city of Nice honored a person like that by naming a place after him... more probably, they meant the poet and later "Inspecteur général de l'enseignement artistique" (General inspector of artistic teachings) of the same name. But who knows? Graphite and on a postcard carton (my last one).
This was at the crossing Avenue Thiers/Boulevard Gambetta in Nice, this afternoon. When I stood up, the wind blew away the card and several cars rolled over it, so there are some tire traces on it - but fortunately only on the back. Graphite on a postcard carton.
Update October 17, 2006: This one goes to C.Ö. in Nice.