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sillydoll

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Catherine - these are charming! You should compile a photo-book of your favourite painitngs and sell them on Amazon Kindle. I would buy one!
 

David

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Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
How lovely - I know the first place - that door and wall, terrific!
 

tyrrek

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SJPP-SdC (4-5/2011), Ferrol-SdC (9/2011), Pamplona-SdC (3-4/2012), Camino Finisterre (10/2012), Ourense-SdC (5/2014)
These are fantastic! It's just a pity you didn't capture my walking partner and I sitting having a cigarette on the first one. :D

Buen Camino!
 

catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
I loved Moratinos. This one's for you Rebekah Scott. I'm sure i'm not the only one who took pictures of the blue windows in the clay\straw house.
 

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DeadFred

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St Jean-Los Arcos ,Sept, Oct 14'
Los Arcos - Logrono-May16'
Next Logrono to ? - Sept 2019
These are really Good .. Thanks for sharing
 

Rebekah Scott

Camino Busybody
Camino(s) past & future
Many, various, and continuing.
Wow! That blue window must be one of the most photographed items in this scruffy little town, and you made it look beautiful! Is the painting for sale?
 

catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
Rebekah you flatter me and glad you like the window. I have always felt sorry that i didn't meet you and truly want to come back. I've only taken 8 weeks of watercolour lessons and certainly don't consider good enough to sell; but if you private message me your mailing address and if i can figure out how to get a print made, I will send it to you. :D
 

newfydog

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Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona-Santiago, Le Puy- Santiago, Prague- LePuy, Menton- Toulouse, Menton- Rome, Canterbury- Lausanne, Chemin Stevenson, Voie de Vezelay
I have a nice book "Un Artiste Chinois sur les Chemins de Compostelle" . It is in French, with sketches and watercolors done by a Chinese artist on the Camino. I must say, I prefer the works in this thread.
 

Tia Valeria

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Hola Catherine,
I took a very mini paint kit with me on the Primitivo this year. Just getting round to painting from my sketches and photos. Great fun and brings back memories.






I painted the street scene from a photo I took last year in Santiago.



Looking forward to seeing more watercolours here.
 

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catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
Thanks for sharing these Tia Valeria! :D Photos are wonderful, but art will forever hold the energy of the person who created it.
 

catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
Letendre I checked out your blog. I love your style and think I could learn a lot from you! And so many wonderful sketchings/watercolour of the Camino :) Thank you for sharing this.
 

letendre

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy-SJPDP-Santiago (2010), Stevenson (2011), SJPDP-Santiago (2012), Le Puy-SJPDP (2013)
Arles-Somport-Santiago (2014) ourense-santiago (2015)
Thanks Catherine!
The first time I walked the camino, I was unable to draw anything. But this year, I found little Time everything day to sketch. But it's difficult because hiking is an exclusive hobby.
But I love it ! And I'am looking for a place in Spain, to partipate to the Next sketchcrawl on july 15 th.
May be in Salamanca.
 

catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
I have not been on this site for some time because it makes me a little sad to know that I will probably never walk the Camino again... but I have so many wonderful memories and that's a good thing. Here is one of my favourite memories of walking into Hontanas.
 

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siseale94

Member
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Camino Frances, Oct.( 2012), Pamplona to Santiago Compostela. Camino Finisterre, Oct. (2015)
These are outstanding, and what a great idea. Bravo!
 

Larazet

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances "2013" had to stop half way due to tendonitis ... Continuing May 2014..postponed to 2015. SdC to Muxia 2016.
Oh no! Don't tell me I have to take my watercolours, brushes and paper as well! Have got down to the magic 10% figure.....

Karin
 

manoll

Peregrina 2013
Camino(s) past & future
CDN 2013, 2018
Camino Primitivo - 2013, 2018
Camino Sanabrés - 2016
Camino Portugués Coastal - 2019
Catherine, you are a natural! Just a few weeks of class and you can do this! WOW! They are beautiful and it has been suggested to think about making prints and selling them; I, too, would love to buy some.

Valerie, you are full of surprises! Your sketches and the painting of the street in Santiago are amazing! How envious I am of those of you that can capture the beauty of what you see. I lack this ability, unfortunately, even my stick figures are hard to interpret! You have such a wonderful gift, Valerie!

Letendre, I love your style. My first thought when I saw your painting was Toulouse Lautrec's poster work. It's remarkable!
 

FooteK

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, SJPdP to SdC, mid May-late June (2013);
CF, Spring/Summer (2015)
Very charming pictures!!
 

colinPeter

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catherinemccoy said:
The 12th Century Church in Boadilla del Camino has a baptismal font that I will always remember.
Thank you for reminding me about that baptismal font, it was lovely.
Your watercolours are very nice thanks for sharing.
Col
 

Jennifer Juniper

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances fall 2014 or 2015
If you make any prints or copies of any kind, please let me know. I would love to purchase them.
 

David

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Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Like! Very much Like!!!!
 

wayfarer

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Staff member
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SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
You have a great talent. Don't stop.
 

tyrrek

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SJPP-SdC (4-5/2011), Ferrol-SdC (9/2011), Pamplona-SdC (3-4/2012), Camino Finisterre (10/2012), Ourense-SdC (5/2014)

catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
Oh thanks to all for you comments and encouragement! I think I will spend more time painting Camino pictures. I have been all over the place lately with my subject matter and went on a boat kick after visiting Halifax Nova Scotia lol. I do wonder if people would buy Camino note cards... but also never been great at 'self-endorsement'. I also know that nothing can be 'sold' via the forum. I will give it all some serious thought though..... Anyway, I just keep painting and see what happens. ;)
 

lynnejohn

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2005), VDLP(2007), Madrid(2009), Ingles(2009), Sur (2011), VDLP(2011)-partial, VDLP(2014)
I would love to purchase a set as well!
 

grayland

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Yes
Consider posting a one time offer to sell some of your excellent work in "Camino Resources"

A one time commercial posting is allowed there and you could link to it from this thread where you have a lot of interest.

You would want to think it out before posting as it is a one time thing. Maybe someone can PM you with suggestions.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018, (2019)
Catherine, I, too, have been bowled over by your work. You sure have a great gift.
The one of the baptismal font at Boadella has a special resonance with me as it also happens to be one of my favourite photos from my camino collection (see attached).
 

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catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
Thank you James! Entering that room where the baptismal font is in Boadilla was a magical moment on my Camino for sure. :). I want to share a watercolour that I just finished from a picture that forum member jpflavin1 sent me. I loved this shot of SJPDP that he captured in March of 2011. I'm on a roll of painting Camino pictures ;)
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JennyH94

Pilgrim in progress
Camino(s) past & future
The Frances and part VF, first-aid helper and hospitalera
Wow Catherine! Keep on rolling with the Camino watercolours! They're all BEAUTIFUL!
Cheers - Jenny
 

katehawk

Kate
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés 2012
You've painted all the paintings I want to paint! (I am a pastelist though, not watercolor.) I saw your early posts before I did the Camino last Sept./Oct. (2012). Now, having walked that path, the impact is much greater, poignant, even. Truly wonderful work. And inspiring. Yes, have cards made!
Katherine
 

GettingThere

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Roncesvalles-SdC Apr-Jun 2015
Roncesvalles-Sarria Sep-Oct 2017
C. Frances sections Apr-Jun 2019
These paintings are truly beautiful, Catherine - you have a real gift. I would also love to purchase some cards if you get some made up - I'll look out for a posting in the Camino Resources section.
 

catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
I painted this one yesterday…. missing both the Camino and the sun. Already tired of snow! One of my favourite Camino memories is of the cows and sheep on the road as we walked. I'm not sure where I took the reference photo, but it was somewhere past Astorga. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I promise to look into Camino notecards soon.
Camino Cows.jpg
 
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simply B

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In a world filled with so much ugly, it is wonderfully cheering to see such beautiful interpretations of the visual world of the Camino. An art expert I am not but I know what I like... and I am enjoying myself as much here as if I were in the Louvre or the d'Orsay.

By all means, Catherine, let us know when you get into card production.

Tia Valeria and Letendre, perhaps you would be willing to show us more of your own excellent work?

Thanks for a wonderful respite from a busy day, all of you!
 

colinPeter

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Camino(s) past & future
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One of the lovely things about these paintings is that they capture some of the beauty of the camino. Of course not everyone sees this beauty along the way, fortunately most on this forum do.
How much more enjoyable is life when you can see the beauty along the way.
How much more enjoyable are threads that highlight the positive things the camino produces.
I'm sure we could all think of things that are "less than positive", I recently read the blog of someone who recently walked the Camino Frances, they started to complain about little things from day 1 until they decided to just end their walk because they could see no purpose in continuing.
Also, the thread http://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/negative-comments-about-camino-frances.23270/#post-178444.
Based on a litany of what's wrong with the Camino Frances.
So well done Catherine for being brave enough to show us the beauty you beheld along the way, they bring back wonderful memories of why we walk the Camino.
Buen Camino
Colin
 

Tia Valeria

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...............
Tia Valeria and Letendre, perhaps you would be willing to show us more of your own excellent work?

Thanks for a wonderful respite from a busy day, all of you!
Thank you for the encouragement. I need to go back on the Camino again for more inspiration, although there might be something from 2013.
Another good reason to take my little paints kit in 2014.
 

anniethenurse

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Camino Frances.Vasco del Interior.Camino Finisterre& Muxia. Camino Portugues. Ruta del Ebro.
Camino Finisterre :) somewhere after Negreira.
 

Tia Valeria

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I have two new paintings and a better one of the Montouto sketch from above. Our scanner made the first ones look very pale so I photographed these.
The mountain range of Os Ancares through the window of the albergue at Castro; Hospital de Montouto, with the windfarm in the background and the ruins of the refugio which was in use still in the 1900s; San Miguel de Lillo, Oviedo; all on the Camino Primitivo
 

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Tia Valeria

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I would love to see this thread in a section where it relates to all the Caminos. A section called 'Pilgrim Art on the Caminos' with this thread in there maybe, or else in Miscellaneous?
Have you painted anything new Catherine? I look forward to seeing more here soon.
 
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pilgrim b

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Camino(s) past & future
Caminos Frances 2013 Ingles 2014 Frances 2015
St Cuthbert's Way 2017 Via Francigena 2018 -(2019)
Catherine your paintings are beautiful thank you for sharing them with us, you capture the essence of the camino in a wonderful way.
 

Tia Valeria

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Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
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I have put a thread in miscellaneous so that those of us who don't have paintings of the Francés are not muddling up this thread. I have left my Primitivo paintings on the post above but will put future ones of the Primitivo, Norte and Inglés over in 'Paintings of the Northern Caminos' to avoid confusion. Love this thread so will keep watching it and if I paint anything of our Camino (2012) from Palas de Rei to Santiago it will be here.
 

letendre

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy-SJPDP-Santiago (2010), Stevenson (2011), SJPDP-Santiago (2012), Le Puy-SJPDP (2013)
Arles-Somport-Santiago (2014) ourense-santiago (2015)
I have not been on this site for some time because it makes me a little sad to know that I will probably never walk the Camino again... but I have so many wonderful memories and that's a good thing. Here is one of my favourite memories of walking into Hontanas.
I love Hontanas too. This very small village is a great place on the camino frances. I have made a watercolor of the main street.

I suppose you use watertolors ?
 

Madidi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP - Santiago de Compostela - Fisterra Aug/Sept 2012; SdC - Fisterra - Muxia Sept 2013.
Camino Ingles May 2014. Camino Madrid (Madrid - Sahagun) May 2015. SdC -Fisterra-Muxia and back to SdC Oct 2015. Camino de San Salvador and Camino Primitivo Aug-Sept 2016
Lovely work Catherine...... it brings back so many fond memories :):)

S.
 

catherinemccoy

Catherine McCoy
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
It's been awhile since I've painted Camino pictures. I go for days and days of thinking about walking it again until I just have to start painting. Did this watercolour yesterday from a photo I found online and now I can't find it again to give photo credits. I call it 'Camino Winds Blow'.
Camino Winds Blow.jpg
 

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