|Sharing my watercolours (UPDATED JANUARY, 2013)||zab_paris||3/23/06 6:45 AM|
I am a 45 french painter, and for my friends I have made a GE file about 250 watercolours I have painted around the world since 1991, with, for the most part of them, a vignette of the painting, and the link to my website page where the painting can be seen enlarged.
I was thinking I could also share it with the GE community. So this is it !
01/11/2013 : The website has been totally modified so that there is GE API inside.
09/24/2010 : A few more drawings from Paris and France, and updating of Capri's landmarks (there were not the picture).
05/5/2010 : a little trip of 5 days in Capri (Italy) and these are 11 new drawings of theses beautiful landscapes and places.
08/25/2009 : 4 days and 6 drawings on the compostela route, between Moissac and la Romieu, and a little new one from Paris (Montsouris).
05/09/2009 : A little journey in Cyprus last week, and I am back with 9 new drawings. I know, I am not very productive but I'm busy !.
01/02/2009 : I've added pictures I've made last august and september : 3 from Paris (Petit Palais, Carnavalet museum and Arenaes of Lutetia), and one of la Chaise Dieu.
09/01/2008 : four new ones : Paris, Strasbourg, and somewhere near the sea in north of France.
04/15/2008 : I had not updated this post since almost a year. Yet I went to Istanbul in may 2007 (4 drawings), in Creta last week (11 drawings) and I had made 6 or 7 drawings from places in Paris and France last summer. So the file is now totally updated.
04/27/2007 : At last the 2007 season has begun ! So, five new paintings in april : two of paris (Bridge of Arts and Luxembourg garden), one of Salon of provence (yet without colour) and two from Sisteron, in south of France.
03/08/2007 : I had forgotten one of Paris, place des Vosges, made in 2001. Fixed.
At last spring is coming ! Soon, i'll go and paint new ones, especially in Paris, and especially in the 20th district .
09/04/2006 : I've added the 13 ones I've made this summer, in France, between Conques and Moissac. And the vignettes are not anymore directly in the file but there is a link to them on my website. So that the kmz file is lighter and above all, when the Google earth database is updated, the vignettes will appear... whereas it is not the case for now. But I'm glad I am in the DB anyway !
07/19/2006 : I've added two new ones of Paris, but most important, I have modified the classification of the paintings. Indeed, who cares about their dates ? Here, we are in a geographical tool. So, I've made a geographical classification.
07/05/2006 : a little new one of my family house's garden in north of France. Next august I will make some on the Compostela route (between Conques and Moissac, in France), and then I will have a little exhibition in La Chaise Dieu (still in France !)
05/26/2006 : I have added three new ones : a house in Dreux (Normandy), a village in very south of France (near Perpignan) and Paris (locks of Canal St Martin ). Enjoy !
04/18/2006 : I have updated the file as Dorseyland suggested it : the vignette itself is now the link to the matching web page.
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|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||Frank_McVey||3/23/06 6:56 AM|
What a beautiful post, Elisabeth. Thank you, and welcome to GE.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right place ?||Anonymous||3/23/06 7:19 AM|
vow remarkable work original post
there no watercolours in
Les Baux de Provence (croquis) (2004)
Château d'Ussé (2004)
Sidi Bou said en Tunisie (2004)
Mosquee de Kairouan (2004)
Vaud : Datcha (2003)
is Marseille- rue du Bourdon you last work.? I love last one
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right place ?||zab_paris||3/23/06 7:28 AM|
i am now adding the web page reference for some watercolours, on my site.
For some of them i have to scan the painting and add on the GE file.
For other ones, i have not the painting anymore, and i have no scan
And for the last ones, they are too ugly ! Especially the ones i made in US in 1995.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right place ?||Braham_S_Aggarwal||3/23/06 7:32 AM|
The work is truly fascinating !
But it would have been a much better experience if we would have seen much bigger pictures instead of thumbernail look alike. May be you have avoided it due to copyright issue.
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|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right place ?||zab_paris||3/23/06 7:37 AM|
i am adding links...
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||judgelrae||3/23/06 11:51 AM|
Welcome to the BBS and Google Earth.
I am circulating this post amongst the Google Earth team here at Google.
Peintures Très Belles
P.S. "Le mur des lamentations (1998)" and "Amiens- quartier saint Leu (1998)" show the same painting.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||zab_paris||3/23/06 3:48 PM|
thanks a lot for your comment and for the rating ! I am really glad of your interest.
I have fixed the problem about Amiens but i in "my places" the picture was the good one. But when i saved the file there was this mistake whatever the picture i put in the description.
So i had to delete the Amiens placemark and create it again.
and thanks for this marvelous tool /toy which is Google earth.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||Braham_S_Aggarwal||3/25/06 5:47 AM|
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||Frank4||3/25/06 7:34 AM|
Elisabeth, this is truly an inspiring collection of placemarks. Your artwork is beautiful!
I've written a story about your collection at the Google Earth Blog.
Here's the story, and here's a screenshot of your placemarks:
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||zab_paris||3/25/06 8:25 AM|
Oh là là !
i didn't expect such an enthousiasm.
I'm really moved by your comments, you guys. From India, Florida, California... i'm truly pleased to be appreciated by so distant fellows. And your comment, Frank, in your blog is really charming.
I often wonder why people will like a watercolour more than others. Why did you choose Bort les Orgues ? It's a mistery.
For me, my favorite ones (the ones i'm the proudest about) are the Mont saint Michel, Santiago de Compostela, la Chaze de Peyre and Peille.
I am leaving on holidays for a week but be sure I'll enhance this collection with new watercolors or old ones I haven't scanned yet.
Elisabeth, from Paris
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right place ?||bigbri||3/25/06 8:59 PM|
This is a truly wonderful first post. Keep up the wonderful work.
Have a Wonderful Day
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|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right place ?||firefysh||3/27/06 11:39 PM|
Hi, zab_paris, and thank you. This is a beautiful new slant on Google Earth and shows how talented you are. Congratulations.
A positive attitude may not solve your problems, but the number of people it will annoy makes it worth while.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||zab_paris||3/31/06 10:24 PM|
Thanks a lot !
I will definitively go on this way.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||TheRealMcCoy||4/3/06 6:06 AM|
This set of placemarks is a real blast
One of the best I ever seen so far
Bravo pour vos peintures qui sont sublimes
P.S. : je suis aussi français :P
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||zab_paris||4/3/06 8:19 AM|
thanks dear compatriote !
are you a galerist by any chance ?
I'm very happy to have fans all over the world but i dream about showing my work in real... in France for a beginning.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||firefysh||4/3/06 11:44 PM|
I may be fairly ignorant about the finer points of water-colours, but looking at your work I feel that showing it anywhere in the world is a great possibility. As I said in an earlier post, it is excellent work which you should be very proud of.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||skee||4/7/06 3:20 AM|
what a beatifull placemarkpost! I've very enjoyed it. This summer I travel to Provance and now I'm more excited then ever. It will be great to be there and meet my freinds at this beatifull places. Congratulations for your great talent and thanks for your post.
skee (Berlin, Germany)
skee (Berlin, Germany)
|New ones !||zab_paris||4/7/06 3:30 AM|
it' so kind of you to be so enthousiastic, so i've added 27 watercolors. Well, it is not new placemarks but is new material for existing placemarks.
Here they are :
US : lake powell
Israel : Caesarea, Mount of the Beatitudes
Tunisia : Kairouan, Sidi Bou Said
Holland : Marken
France : Lyon(sketch of city hall), Paris (Luxembourg, Seine banks), Sisteron (sketch), Conques, Saint Nicolas aux Bois, Rouen (cathedrale, johann of arc church), Lille, Saint Lô, Bordeaux (Bourse place and victories place), Val castle in Corrèze, Foix, Selestat, Avignon (the bridge), Besançon (citadel), Varengeville (church and cimetery), Lauzerte, Aix en provence(Sainte Victoire mount), Baux de Provence (sketch).
the file of this post is just the "addendum". But i have updated the original file at the top of this thread
|Re: New ones !||KingConn||4/8/06 6:01 PM|
I don't know how I missed this thread
Thanks for making it sticky Chief!
Keep up the great work!
Villafranca del Bierzo is one of my favorites.
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How to make your placemark descriptions EVEN BETTER!
|Re: New ones !||zab_paris||4/9/06 6:12 AM|
What's funny is that obviously nobody has the same favorite ones than other people. For me I don't really like Villafranca, i didn't have enough time to add the final touches, the drawing is a bit rudimentary... And you like it all the same.
That will always be a mistery for me !
That''s why it is very difficult for an artist to evaluate is own work. Fortunately your reactions, you all guys, show me that there are people who like my work and who are *not* my lenient family and close friends.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||csmith_Traveler||4/12/06 12:59 PM|
This is a really wonderful post! I don't often look in "People and Cultures," but I'm certainly glad that today I did. Thank you for sharing your beautiful watercolors!!
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right place ?||Dorseyland||4/15/06 12:45 PM|
I'm dumbfounded, "zab" -- amazing post from an astoundingly prolific artist. If you ever re-post or post some new works again, may I request that you make the images clickable links to full- or large-size versions? That would make it perfect for me. Thanks a lot!
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|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||zab_paris||4/15/06 2:56 PM|
well, you've also posted something very interesting about Turner, there is no comparizon but I am proud to be shown just beside !
About the clickable pictures, you're right, maybe it will be easier to access my website than the link below. Maybe some people will at last order me some repros (beside the kind adminstrators ?) Maybe some people would be pleased to expose my work in its gallery or edit it on postcards ?
|Re: Sharing my watercolours -am i at the right pla||Noisette||6/13/06 2:48 PM|
What beautiful pictures Elisabeth, and what a wonderful idea to share them in this way. I sincerely hope you get your exhibition, and soon. So difficult to choose any favourites, but I do like the one of your sister's house, because it's personal, and ... because it looks like somewhere I'd like to live!
How to - create a placemark, add it to your post, add images, add paragraphs to placemarks, use folders
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|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated)||philverney||6/22/06 3:53 PM|
Great stuff Zab,
The picture I ordered arrived safely in the post to give to my Dad as a birthday present - which he really liked
Keep up the excellent work and lots of luck.....everyone should go buy one I think, because this use of Google Earth and lovely art work should definately be encouraged
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated)||balance_lcy||6/23/06 12:36 AM|
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated)||zab_paris||6/23/06 6:10 AM|
Hey, thanks Phil ! I'm glad your daddy is pleased.
And also, thanks Noisette, I have a special thought for my belgian friends.
I still haven't made a painting of anywhere in Belgium, but I'll keep it in mind.
And thank you, balance_lcy , for taking time to post a little something.
I've got 230 visits a day on my website but no orders... except (beside Phil) a dutch woman who asked me for an original. sigh...
By the way, I will have a little exhibition in la Chaise Dieu, in France, near le Puy en velay, from august 14 to 24 .
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated)||RainChau||6/28/06 11:47 PM|
very beautiful paints!
i also visited your website...
a real remarkable work!
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated 09/04)||zab_paris||9/4/06 4:32 AM|
Some news in the main post above...
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated 09/04)||sasroodkapje||11/20/06 11:05 PM|
There is a lot I did not see on the forums, and this is one of them.
Great paintings, I love your style, 10 globes.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated nov 08)||joephilley||11/22/06 9:11 PM|
|Re: New ones !||hargood||2/6/07 3:33 AM|
really beautiful watercolours you are very talented
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated april 27, 200||zab_paris||4/26/07 11:53 PM|
5 new ones in this file.
Enjoy, dear GE fans like me.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated april 27, 200||diane9247||10/5/07 8:56 PM|
I don't know how I missed this one, but am glad I found it tonight! Thanks so much for this lovely post.
From one artist to another - have a nectarine!
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated april 15, 200||zab_paris||4/15/08 3:21 PM|
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated april 15, 200||tekgergedan||4/17/08 11:42 AM|
Thanks for the links. It makes the paintings highly enjoyable.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated may, 2009)||zab_paris||5/9/09 1:23 AM|
sorry, I don't post elsewhere but as GE is my only gallery, I'm a bit obliged to put my post on the top, sometimes.
Yet, I also look at other people posts !
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated may, 2009)||zab_paris||8/25/09 3:12 PM|
hello it's me again
a new file with some new drawings of places in France -(and the compostella route)
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated may, 2010)||zab_paris||5/5/10 9:18 AM|
Hello it's me again !
I've got 11 new watercolours from Capri, Italy.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated may, 2010)||Geve Narielwalla||8/9/10 4:45 AM|
beautiful, very beautiful, the water colors put me in a pensive mood. Your colors are very soothing.
|Re: Sharing my watercolours (updated may, 2010)||zab_paris||9/24/10 4:55 PM|
Hey, thank you !
So, for your pleasure, a few more ones.
|New BIG update||zab_paris||4/1/12 9:08 AM|
still following my own path in this forum.. and still found about Google earth and all sorts of Google goodies... even if I don't write any comments in other posts... I wanted to tell you, dear google earth fellows, that I've published a whole new web site about my watercolours with Google earth INSIDE (plugin)
Now the drawings are classified by geographic area and in the same page you'll find a gallery with the drawings and above, the GE plugin with landmarks of the same watercolours.
And, thanks to Google translation, you can change the language with little flags on the left.
And of course, since last update, about twenty new drawings.
Enjoy ! if you fancy it.