Saturday, February 7, 2009

"CAFE BERNARD" in Basalt, Co.

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                                                   8x10   pen, ink & watercolor

This is my Colorado trip to surprise my brother on his 70th birthday, there I had a chance to ski with my daughter Tiffany, my brother Bernard and some friends. Here were going up Snowmass to Elk Run . It was such a beautiful day.
He's a great french chef and his wife Cathy makes the best morning buns in the world. ( I'm not kidding )

20 comments:

Barb Hartsook said...

I love your pen and ink work... and the touch of watercolor. :)

The morning buns on a cold snowy day sound wonderful -- hope she served steaming French Roast coffee with them!

Barb Hartsook said...

...oops. Forgot to say how much I gained from reading The Shack. It was like reading C.S. Lewis.

dominique eichi said...

Barb, Thanks for the comment for the door. Cathy is the breakfast chef/ baker and their coffee is true european, my brother is the evening Chef.
Thanks for commenting on the Shack it's an incredible book.

Carol Horzempa said...

I like your ink drawing and the yellow doors add just the right touch. What kind of pens do you use to get such nice fine lines? I still have my set of Repidograph Pens in different sizes from my art school days but haven't used them in years.

Sheila said...

Wow you're 70 year old brother is in great shape to still be cooking and skiing!

I love these pen & ink sketches. Just a touch of color really sets it off. Great job Dominique!

dominique eichi said...

Carol, I bought them at Walmart in the craft area there were 01 & 05 ZIG Millennium less than $ 5.00 I think. I mostly use the 01 because I prefer to do it light and add if needed.

dominique eichi said...

Sheila, Thanks. Both my brothers are really in great shape and look good too (70-71) I'm the baby.
By the way the door is really yellow like this.

Sheila said...

How cool! You've got great genes on your side. I can't find your email addy to give you my phone number so could you email me with yours please?
Got a soccer game and my daughter's end of the year party today so maybe I'll call you tomorrow.
aoitombo@gmail.com

Edward Burton said...

WONDERFUL drawings, Dominique!

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Dominique - Beautiful, as always. I look forward to seeing sketches of your ski trip. I bought The Shack a few weeks ago, but have not had the time to begin it, maybe this week.

Candy Barr said...

Awwww, the French have such good taste! Eat and drink well, ski to keep fit, and paint your doors a beautiful color with a vine around them! And most important Surround yourself with family on important birthdays! What a nice sister to make the lovely pen drawing of his entrance.(Tiffany looks gorgeous) xoxo

dominique eichi said...

Edward, Thanks so much

dominique eichi said...

Angela, Let me know what you think of the book my e-mail is under my title. It really gives very deep thoughts and made me rethink things. I would suggest you keep a pen with the book & underline stuff.
I have couple more sketches I'm working on. Thanks for stopping by.

dominique eichi said...

Candy , You know our family any opportunity to eat good food, drink nice wine and make a ruckus is our family. It was really fun surprising him.
He still skies like a champion. I don't know if you've ever been to his place in Basalt it's really nice. HIs door is really yellow like this and these vines are so beautiful. I had to draw it.

adebanji said...

Your sketching is hitting the powerline and I love that picture of you and your daughter!

dominique eichi said...

Thanks Adebanji, We did have fun. Your picture looked a little like her when she was little.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Great sketch Dominique!!! I will enjoy following your blog, I am sure.

dominique eichi said...

Thanks Stephen. Hope you enjoy the book let me now what you think about it ? my e-mail under my title.

Cheryl Anderson said...

Hi Dominique,
Thanks for your kind words about my painting. I'm honored to have been tagged by R. Garriott!

Your pen and ink drawings are wonderful! I'm always a little intimidated by doing anything that permanent (I can always wipe off the oil paint...) but your work looks so fresh and spontaneous. Do you do a light sketch first and then go over it with ink, or do you just jump right in with the ink? What kind of paper/ink do you use?

dominique eichi said...

Cheryl, I am posting tomorrow the tools I use but in answer to sketching first it depends. I do a initial outline pencil sketch like the door, the window panels and were the sign is and maybe just big ovals for the pine cone around it. Other than that I go directly with the pens. I link it do jumping off the cliff because I can't change it but it also gives you an added bonus because you can find a style all your own in doing so and you don't have to draw every detail, leaving holes is sometimes a welcome detail. Hope this help. Thanks for stopping by. I will be checking on your 7 answer.