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PLease enjoy my blogisms. . I am so fortunate to be able to paint and share my successes and failures with you . I was alate starter in the art field but became thoroughly passionate about painting in the 1980s so quite a few years have gone by in my evolution through a variety of mediums
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Friday, July 22, 2011

My France Experience.

Eight of us spent two weeks in France, starting in Paris as we all "did our own thing", together and apart. Everyone managed to see the sights as we wanted.
 My roommate and new friend, Janet, is a walker with a purpose and managed to pull me along. She was also very good at figuring out the Metro stations. We went to the Marmotan
museum, an exhibit of Monet and friends. particularly enjoyed the works of Berthe Morisot.
Through the courtyard of the Louvre to see the "pyramid" and on to the Pont de Artes, a bridge the artists considered the best views of Paris.
Sketched with some local artists. Across the bridge is the Left Bank and the San Germaine area . Lunch at La Palette, a cafe' of early artists get togethers, palettes and Impressionist paintings create the ambience.
farmers Market, Montmartre and a walk around the Morais district a very old part of Paris.
Next was three nights at "Pluie de Roses", a delightful B&B abt a mile from Monets Garden in Giverny. Everything as  I expected in This town. Wonderful.
The second week we spent at Le Petit Rousset near Eymet in the Dordogne/ Perigord area.
Wonderful food, good friends, some old, some new.
Visited several old Bastide towns to sketch, paint and shop....and eat. Oh I think some of us gained a little.

POsting a few small quick pieces. More later.

1 comment:

Sydney said...

Thanks for sharing some of our trip - it was wonderful!! And, wonderful to have such special new friends too!