Sunday, November 15, 2015

Influences From France

"A Half Dozen Roses" Mixed Media 2015 
"Questions"  Acrylic 2015

Yes, now that I'm home and in my studio, I feel the influences of France coming out in my paintings. 

"Dream Mapping" 12"x12" Mixed media 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Art Galleries of Paris, Strasbourg and Sete

One favourite benefit of travelling is visiting art galleries. The Louve, D'Orsay, Picasso and Pompidou took hours to wander through. I was awed by the grandness of the architecture and the worship of the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and Monet's Lily Pads. We found ourselves taking lots of photos of the people not so many of the artwork. 

Of course we were part of the crowd gawking at everything but we still laughed at the craziness of it all. Modigliani, Van Gogh, Gauguin and others died poor after lives of struggle. Now their works are cherished and often sold for remarkable prices. Very few female artists are displayed in the big galleries. 

Anyhow, enough talk. Here are just a few of the many pictures. You can thank me for not posting them all!