Monthly Archives: July 2011

Musee de l’Orangerie

A short post today and no photos. Today was another art study day with a visit to l’Orangerie Museum. This museum houses Monet‘s famous panoramic water lily paintings. The artist himself designed the viewing space. It is awesome to sit … Continue reading

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Musee d’Orsay

Yesterday we revisited Musee d’Orsay. This time we visited Van Gogh, Gauguin, Impressionists, and Post-impressionists. Jean was in seventh heaven with two rooms dedicated to pastels. They included about 40 pastels out of the museum’s 531 total pastels. However, many … Continue reading

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Le Tour de France

Yesterday Le Tour de France finished in Paris. I couldn’t resist going down to the Seine to watch them enter the city. It was a warm, sunny day…finally! Of course I misunderstood the French listing of the schedule. I arrived … Continue reading

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Homage To The Artists of Pere Lachaise Cemetary

It is still wet in “Gray Paree.” We got rained out last night on connecting with Jeanna and Richard, friends from Washington State who were in town for the day. Jean’s cold is lingering and we didn’t think it was … Continue reading

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Louvre Discoveries

Today we ventured forth to the Louvre despite threatening skies. Jean felt up to it, so we caught the #76 bus in front of our apartment and rode to the Louvre-Pont Neuf stop. When we entered the Louvre courtyard at … Continue reading

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A Cold and Raing Day In Paris

Another day of cold and rain in Paris. This is not the summer weather we expected in Paris. It feels like Ireland. My assumption is that this weather snuck into our suitcases and came into France undetected. Therefore, I must … Continue reading

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New Art Discoveries

Jean is a little under the weather this weekend with the sniffles, so I took a walk by myself to Musee Carnavalet. The Hotel Carnavalet is a mixture of architecture from 1548 to 1866, when the City of Paris extended … Continue reading

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Apres Manet . . .

This a quick, about two minute sketch I did, copying in pastel, a quick watercolor sketch Manet did on a letter he sent to another artist. I’m sure it didn’t take him longer than two minutes to do his sketch … Continue reading

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Looking for Home

Looking for home I came to Dunfanaghy and Horn Head on the north coast of Donegal in Ireland. My ancestors came from here. On the way to Dunfanaghy we stopped at the Glebe Gallery and chanced on a meeting with … Continue reading

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Irish Flowers

It is cool and raining in Paris. We seem to have brought Irish weather with us. Therefore, it’s a good time to stay inside Atelier Sullivan-Bauck and paint. I’ve finished two paintings. It’s also a good time to reflect on … Continue reading

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