It's still raining and even pouring pretty much every day, and everyone says this is very unusual for May. However, the day I drove to see the elegant château Vaux-le-Vicomte, there was a little sun. I toured the building, then marched out to the Le Nôtre gardens, to begin the research for my Gabriel Prize project.
OK, this is going to be hard--the gardens are immense, and for the most part, pretty flat--which makes sketching the landscape extremely challenging. This is my sketch of the château from pretty far into the gardens, but I'm interested in the approach to the building.
Overworked the water...I'll blame it on the lingering jetlag! At least the many french school kids who looked over my shoulder gave it a thumbs up!
|Vaux-le-Vicomte from Le Nôtre's gardens. May27|