Friday, June 27, 2008
Ink and Watercolor, 6" x 6" $250.00 framed 15" x 15". Exhibited at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 4749 J Street, Sacramento, California (916)736-1429 http://www.efgallery.com.
Ink and Watercolor Painting, 6" x 6" $250. framed. On exhibit at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 4749 J Street, Sacramento, California. 916-736-1429 http://www.efgallery.com.
I also want to say that in spite of the rainy weather, these ladies created some really wonderful paintings, often very different from the work that they do in their studios at home. I will do one more post to illustrate this point, those of you who know Linda will recognize this photo of her, but next I will post her painting, which you may not recognize as her work at all.
And to Jackie and Valerie, of French Escapade, thank you so much for a wonderful painting trip. This was my second trip with French Escapade and they really know what artists like and how to make the perfect trip. And yes, I am planning more Watercolor Workshops with them in the future. My next French Escapade painting trip will be to Provence, France, May 2 - 9, 2009. For more information about the trip you can email me at http://www.sandydelehanty.com/, or check out the French Escapade website at http://www.frenchescapade.com/.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
On Tuesday June 3 we went to the lovely city of Annecy and explored the old medieval center of the city along the canal and painted along Annecy lake. ..and the SUN SHONE ALL DAY!!!!!! Yeah, this is the type of weather that one would normally find in the Rhone Alps region this time of year.
Monday, June 2, 2008
June 1st we painted in the friendliest village in all of France, Virieu. Raining again, so we sat under the old covered market roof to paint, and Valerie brought our lunch and created a picnic for us complete with table cloth, fine food and even candles. As we were finishing lunch a villager named Pierre stopped by and offered to bring us hot coffee from his home. He brought delicious coffee, china cups, suger in a cute box, so sweet. Then he invited us to visit his home and see his garden.
What I love about this part of France is that there are no tourists. That means that the local villagers are happy that we American's discovered their village and are so proud to show us around. The lady in the check shirt is Chantel Pinaurd, she invited us into her beautiful garden to paint her charming house, garden or whatever. When it rained she quickly made room for us in her house.
When we asked if we could buy a book that her neighbor wrote about the village of Virieu, she called him to see if he had anymore books. His name is Louis Fournier. He invited all of us into his home, poured his homemade walnut wine for everyone and autographed books for us while he and Chantel told stories about the village. A very special afternoon I shall not forget.