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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This week I have less time for the computer because I just started a new venture. So scroll down to the end of the post to get West as well as East coast in:)

We live 1 1/2 hours North from the Harbor in San Diego on the West Coast of the USA. A place with many things to see, just to stroll and relax, go to a coffee place, walk some more and go to a restaurant after it's dark.

18 x 24,Watercolor, St.Germain
the copyright & signature is tiny, but it's in there:)

This is just a tiny corner of the harbor, where I did this watercolor, and I am posting it for Midweek Blues  hosted by Rebecca

and 2seetnsaxy hosting Watery Wednesday at

and for Weekend Reflections hosted by James.

Last year we had a few hours to spare in the morning till we had to go to the airport in Tampa, Florida on the East coast of the US. We had seen nothing of the surroundings yet, since we had come for a conference. Except for the sudden turn in weather in the afternoons with heavy winds and rain, and lots of lightning and thunder, and tornado warnings. Kinda unsettling for this to be the heart of summer!

 We choose to go to the Cuban quarter.
On Main Street...It was hot, hot, hot. Soon we were looking
for a place to drink something. 

Around the corner, I did a double take.Whoa, he's not real! 

At last we found a creperie. One of my favorite foods
and they did not disappoint me! A little place, but very accommodating.
The little loft with the bike is endearing.


Pat Tillett said...

Great watercolor! I love the colors...

jeannette said...

Thanks Patrick -you'll see blue a lot in my watercolors.

ANNA-LYS said...

Love the colours!
and photos, of course.
Long time since I was in San Diego (2003), liked it a lot, even if it was on a hard working conference :-D
Can't understand how You manage to work in that climate. lol

Rebecca said...

The watercolor is beautiful! You certainly captured the feel of a harbor waiting for the activity to begin. Love it.

DawnTreader said...

That's a lovely watercolour, Jeannette. And I love that sculpture, too! :)

Jim said...

Very pretty watercolor 'on the dock' picture, Jeannette. The hills across the lake or inlet are soooooo inviting from this peer.
I also liked your blog theme, from west to east coasts.
Guess I could do similarly, south to north, as I'm going from the South Coast (Gulf Coast here) to the Midwest (Iowa and Nebraska) soon. It wouldn't be nice like yours though. And would have no pretty watercolor either.

Ebie said...

You are such a great artist! The blues are so dominating and simply gorgeous!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Your watercolor is amazing!! Boats are always so captivating! You should also consider joining us for Creative Tuesdays with Mr. Toast:

Dianne said...

beautiful watercolor!! you're very talented :)

Carolyn H said...

I love the little boats all tied up at the dock!

Carolyn H.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Blue seems to be your favourite colour Jeannette. Love the photographs too.

Vicki said...

Love the watercolor!

Love the photos of Ybor City. I live just north of Tampa, but haven't been there in a while.

EG Wow said...

I wish I had your talent for watercolours!

ewok1993 said...

beautiful shots. love the painting.

jeannette said...

when you live here, even the nice weather becomes "normal":) but I'm cold in most other places!!

A harbor has such a special atmosphere, and harbor cities as well:)

This sculpture I noticed because of the place where he stood!
Not many Dutch painters have blue as a favorite color...

Go ahead, I wouldn't see it as plagiarism if you called a post from North to South:) I'm surprized you didn't see any painters in Sedona (because you were talking about a watercolor in your post) -it's one of the havens for artists.

Still green of envy of your last trip!! Thank you, friend:)

Was at your blog for your midweek blue -brilliant colors! Wanted to comment, but didn't see your comment box -or did you turn it off?
Thanks for the invite!

You probably have a talent too, I only don't know what it is yet. Do you know?

Yeah, the little boats is what attracted me to do the watercolor!

Yes, you guessed it right:) Thanks, for us amateurs it's always a toss up if our pics will turn out or not, LOL.

jeannette said...

Glad to remind you of Tampa:) This is one of my early watercolors...

EG Wow,
I trade you for your photographic abilities:)

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it")

Carletta said...

Blue is my favorite color and your watercolor with all its blues is very appealing - lovely work!
I like the shading,the depth and movement you've accomplished in the water.

Carolina Mountains said...

Great watercolor and love the place you found in the Cuban quarter.

Randy said...

I love the watercolor of the boats. Beautiful color.

Leovi said...

I think I came to your blog by accident, but now I see that Pat Tillett you make a comment on this entry. Pat and I will make comments and yours may have come through it. When you open your blog I loved the watercolor of boats in this range of exquisite blue. Now I find I have another blog full of art, fine. A greeting.

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful watercolor - you are very talented!

Midwest to Midlands said...

Fantastic - all of it.

Rudee said...

The water color is just gorgeous. I love all of those shades of blue.

dcolours of life said...

thanks for the visit, blessings, love your photo...

jeannette said...

Somehow it doesn't surprise me that blue is your favorite! Looking at your profile pic you look too young to be retired...

I didn't find to expect this kind of creperie in a big city!

Thank you! Looking at your blog, I didn't think you would be in banking:)

Am glad that you found my blog!It's clear you like abstract -you have a great artistic eye!

Southern Sass,
Thank you!The colors you choose in your photos make it easily recognizable that you're the photographer

Jane (M),
Thank you! I saw Iowas' Pork on your side bar and I smiled (guess you're cooking that often?)

Thanks! Blue never tires me -it's almost a neutral color for me (in my paintings).

You're welcome -you have an interesting blog!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Jeannette! I also love that clour blue! Thanks for the tour!
You asked if Queen Beatrix had to study law. Well, it stands to reason that our royals always study law or history or any other subject that 's important for future heads of state.

Mahon said...

this place seem very nice, your paint and your photos are beautiful! I can only congratulate you for your good work!
bye !!

Woody said...

The reflections are great! I am in awe of your painting, it's beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic watercolour.

Quimper = in Brittany, France = birthplace of la crêpe. I'm kinda difficult as far as they go :-) and have never, ever seen one that I want to eat in the USA. Maybe someday!

Francisca said...

I share your love of blue, but not your talent for painting. Happy to admire your watercolour... it's just lovely. Statues and crepes are good, too! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm in love for that watercolor!
Your posts are always adorable with lovely and positive energy, thanks a lot!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

That watercolor is to die for! I am on a plane at 32k feet headed for your San Diego. I know that there will be great food and a beautiful weekend.

Bon weekend to you, talented artist!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, your watercolor is beautiful. Such talent!

Greyscale Territory said...

A fascinating series of photos! But I am totally enchanted by your watercolour! A beautiful sense of life and light in it!

jeannette said...

Reader Wil,
Thank you! In my younger years I was never interested in these things...until you live in a different culture, :)

Thank you so much -I'm glad you like it! A bientot!

Thank you!, but where is your blog, Woody? I only see an ad...?

Thank you!
So is the meaning "sky of Bretagne? American pancakes are different than European ones, so the same is with crepes. Don't know if you know that I am from Holland?

Thanks! Can say the same about your talent of photography:)
Now I wonder why I only took so few pics in Florida.

Thank you Friend! With being positive, one can reach so much more than being negative!

Thank you, Genie! Have a great weekend in San Diego! Hope you visit "seaport Village" an area with cute little shops and a friendly coffee place "Upstart Crow" and many food places.

Thank you for visiting my blog:) Glad you like the watercolor. I'm sure you have a talent too!

You are so kind -you know how to make compliments!

Evelyn said...

the watercolour is a nice piece. Love the the water. Nice colours.

Oh I'd love to visit a creperie. Chocolate in crepes... yummm.

Hope you are having a nice weekend, Ev

Cildemer said...

Wow! Loved your painting! such a nice gift;o)
I would have loved to draw and paint like that!

Thanks for sharing and
have a beautiful weekend*******

'Tsuki said...

lovely watercolor : an original way to share this reflection indeed ! Nice work...

Dave said...

beautiful painting!

jeannette said...

Thank you! Where my daughters live, I frequently visit a creperie that makes a whole meal (with vegetables inside) out of the crepe:)

Thank you! Painting seems a 2-way street. It brings me joy to paint it, and for others to look at it:) Hope you enjoy your weekend as well!

Thanks! I thought a reflection can also be a painted one:) Having seen your blog, is English or French your first language? (I am Dutch, but lived for 20+ years in Los Angeles).

Thanks for visiting. Saw your blog and you're a very talented photographer! Did I understand it correctly - you haven't done it that long?

dutchbaby said...

Very nice watercolor with a great composition. The sculpture is cool too.

Sar@h said...

I like this blue watercolor. I would like to be able to paint as too.

A crêperie ?
I do always "galettes & crêpes" when I have guests at home !

If, one day, you come in Brittany …

jeannette said...

Thank you! - yes, composition helps a great deal:)

Thank you - my secret is "practice":)
What is "galettes"?
If I come one day to Brittany (Bretagne?), I'll knock on your door for some crepes:)

California Girl said...

My younger son just moved to Tampa. I think I'll fwd this post to him so he can check out the Cuban Quarter.

Love the painting.