Category: france

Abbaye De Flaran

After a full on morning of painting, I need to take a little break. When I’m away, it’s either a walk, a movie, or an adventure. It rests me up for my next painting session. Today I ventured off to Abbaye de Flaran. It… Continue Reading “Abbaye De Flaran”

Artist Residency; Last Day

I’m all packed up. I created a lot in a month, some of it good, some of it pure process that I can toss or remake. I guess that was the point. Making. Painting. But you know, Despite having my guard up, I was… Continue Reading “Artist Residency; Last Day”

An Art Residency in France

Today I’ve been working on what will likely be the last painting I create at my Art Residency at Chateau Orquevaux. As I painted, the last in what has become a connected series, I began to examine why it was important for me to… Continue Reading “An Art Residency in France”

Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency

After Paris, I rented a little car. Doing this from home, before I left, was much more economical than doing it as a walk up. I used sixt and this was what was waiting for me when I arrived. A brand new Citroen. The… Continue Reading “Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency”

About the Louvre With Apologies to The Masters

  Originally, I had planned on visiting the Louvre every morning of my trip. I thought I would  get up early and just go and be with the beautiful paintings. I imagined sitting and gazing and sketching. I did go to the Louvre my first… Continue Reading “About the Louvre With Apologies to The Masters”

Plane Travel (and general life rules)

Tip # 1 Be flexible and believe you will get there. ¬†Even when I think I have my flights and transfers planned and organized something often changes. This time there were mighty changes! I’d booked early on no frills Icelandair at an impossibly great… Continue Reading “Plane Travel (and general life rules)”