Paris and France!
In what is becoming an annual indulgence, I again had the opportunity to tour the wonderful country of France...staying in Paris for 10 days then heading to Provence via Lake Annecy. In Paris we stayed in Montmartre and Marais...getting the best of two entirely different Paris experiences! I love the history of Montmartre, walking the same streets in which Picasso and Braque strolled whilst discussing the birth of Cubism, imagining Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec clinking glasses of absinthe in the cafe Le Consulat.
Our days in Annecy were filled with lakeside strolls, swimming in the beautifully warm water of the lake and watching some of the most spectacular sunsets I've seen!
Once again we returned to the little town of Lourmarin in Provence, staying at a farmhouse which is beginning to feel like our home away from home. Walking into town along the country lanes I really got a feel for the wonderfully syrupy golden light that you get in Provence in the afternoon...much fuel for some more paintings which I intend to create in my studio over the coming months.
Here's some paintings from the trip:
26/5/2017 04:32:42 am
Richard, I have left wet, cold Paris and Montmatre for sunny Provence, now in Aix-en Provence. When I read this blog I was amused and inspired as I, too loved Lourmarin - the market, vibe and friendly people. Now In Aix, I am ready to see Cezanne and his admirable paintings. Keep up the great painting. Marg (QLD) not a painter; instead a writer and traveller.
27/5/2017 09:34:29 pm
Hi Marg! Great to hear about your experiences in France...there is something that keeps me coming back year after year. Happy travels!
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