We had the opportunity to paint in various locations - Mont St Michel, Dinan, Hambye, Chateau d'Hambye, Honfleur, Giverny - all while enjoying some fantastic food and culture. I will post some of my sketches when I get them dowloaded... still a bit jet lagged.
We visited Monet's garden and home too, and saw his large studio where he painted his waterlily series. Then in Paris, we saw more of Monet's paintings at the Musee d'Orsay, along with other Impressionist works. The Musee d'Orsay is still one of my favourite art museums. This trip we also visited Musee Rodin, walked through the large gardens filled with his sculptures. Truly inspiring.
I'm missing the French food and wine, soo good! And I got to buy a few art supplies in Sennelier, where all the great artists have bought art supplies for almost 200 years. A treasure.
Also had a run-in with a pick pocket ( he didnt get anything) and traveled the Metro like an experienced Parisienne and walked around Paris in the rain. Now my head is full of ideas for new paintings to work on this winter.