The View From Paris ~ French Roses and Gardens in the Rain

French Roses


Class Demonstration, Frayssinet, France
Oil on Museum Gallery Wrap Canvas


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It’s important to learn from your travel experiences, taking note of those important teaching moments, such as taking selfies facing upward into the rain in front of the Eiffel Tower with your eyes wide open is an exercise in futility. Cafe hopping across Paris with total disregard for a reasonable eating schedule is highly encouraged. Searching for the Sennelier art store (which happens to reside across from the Musee d’ Orsay which rhymes with Monet) is a worthy pursuit even if you do the entire pilgrimage on foot at sunset, knowing the store will be closed when you arrive. It’s good to have friends who don’t laugh at you when you visit the Dalbe art store three times in one day in Cahors. It’s better to have friends who come with you to visit the Dalbe art store three times in one day in Cahors.

I’m sharing photos, videos and moments from my entire France trip with you every day on Facebook. Today I posted videos of the morning light in Monet’s Garden, and photos of violet clouds above the Eiffel Tower. My students have produced some amazing paintings,  cottage gardens, landscapes filled with color, sunflower and rose paintings, and daisies in every hue of red violet. My first class has ended and another group is on their way for a painting adventure at Le Vieux Couvent with me. Stay tuned and I promise to share all the best images with you daily on my Facebook page. Life is so short, and friends are so precious, thank you for walking with me on this petal strewn, flower filled journey of color!

 Violet clouds ~ Paris is a delight!

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Nancy is a master signature artist and instructor with over 1800 online students from around the world. She has worked with Disney, served on the art faculty of the Dallas Arboretum, and teaches workshops in France, Italy and across the US. More about Nancy

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