Northern California artist Suze Perry-Hinkle has created a coloring book from her masterpiece in miniature, the Chateau Bidaine. Based on the real chateau, located in Aix-en-Provence, France, this architectural miniature is meticulously appointed down to the mini Cavalier King Charles spaniels that are the owners' pets. See detailed photos of the original miniature building here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.161607273988995.37038.124786027671120&type=1&l=e66b8ed3e7
Not just simple line drawings, these sketches to color are made from photographs of the actual building, and retain some of the original details, shading and textures. Captions on the sketches help tell the story of this remarkable building, making it part storybook and part language lesson as well. The result is an enchanting coloring experience for older children and adults alike.
The book is 8.5x11 with 104 pages, including stories behind the art and the artist, with text in English and French. There are are 37 single page sketches to color; 3 of the images are also printed larger as 2-page spreads. Printing is single-sided to help avoid problems with bleed-through.
We recommend this book for ages 8 and up, but we have found detail-oriented 6 and 7-year-olds enjoying this book when they thought no one was looking. A free sample page can be downloaded on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RueDeSuze
We can also do custom coloring pages from your own photographs, please contact us if you would like more information.