Mia, this is another little treasure. I love your gentle illustrative style. It has so much charm. Beautiful!

Agree with everything Beatrice has said! Everything about this painting is beautiful. And so very elegant. Love it!

Lovely scene Mia, you have a delicate touch which works so well !

Also, after seeing your lovely pen and wash image of Terry&Fiona I thought I'd have a go using that technique. It didn't work! You must have a lot of patience and good eyesight!!

Lovely piece! agree with everyone that all your pen and wash paintings are just superb...

This is so effective Mia. The perspective is great, I like looking up those steps to the church. Very interesting.

What a little gem of a painting. I love your muted and calm style. Lovely the way the steps lead you into the painting and, as others have said, great perspective drawing.

Beautiful as evr, but I'm a huge fan so I guess I'm biased! And thanks for the background information. adds a certain something to the picture.

Thank you all so very, very much for your lovely comments. I am so grateful!!!

I like the light and shadow in this painting, and lovely perspective too.

Thanks, Lesley, I appreciate your comment very much!

Another marvellous watercolour Mia but I think I prefer them when you put a little touch more blue in the sky, but this is taking ' nit picking' to Olympic standards : )

Another lovely painting and as always a story to tell.

Thank you very, very much, Avril and William, for your lovely comments. I know about the blue, William, I used cobalt blue but afterwards I saw, I should have added a bit of ultramarine here and there. I was afraid to spoil the whole thing, so I left it as it was. The original is better than the photograph!

That is OK, Kirstie. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my work. Aren't you painting anymore? I am sure we all miss your beautiful work.

Perfect scene, everything leading the eye up to that orange door, super work Mia

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Hautvillers is a little village up in the hills of the Champagne-region in France, between Reims and Epernay. In the church is the tomb of Dom Perignon, the "inventor" of the Methode Champenoise (the making of sparkling wine).

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Mia Ketels

I live in Blankenberge on the Belgian Coast, about 15km from Bruges. After being trained as an art teacher in the 60ties, I started teaching for a few years. Then I had my carreer in a school administration. After retirement, I started drawing and painting again. I bought a lot of English books…

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