Monthly Archives: July 2011

Manet on Bastille Day

Last night the firecrackers and bottle rockets began. This morning we ate breakfast watching squadrons of tankers, fuelers, fighters, and helicopters fly past our window. They were flying over the parade down Camps-Elysees, which we chose to avoid. Many shops … Continue reading

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Settling Into Paris

We’ve spent a couple of days settling into JP and Elli’s studio and waiting for our art supplies to arrive from Dublin. One of us needed to be around all the time to greet the delivery, so we didn’t do … Continue reading

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Parisienne Serendipity

Today was a great day. We decided to take a hike to reorient ourselves to the city we last saw 8 years ago. Our intent was to walk to St. Sulpice for the organ concert after morning mass. However, due … Continue reading

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Dublin to Paris

We arrived in Dublin late Wednesday after a wonderful day in the Boyne Valley. Our plan was to use Thursday to arrange shipping of our art equipment to Paris. The airline charged us so much to carry it as baggage … Continue reading

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Boyne Valley Visit

It has been several days since I had the opportunity to post. It’s time to catch up. We left Donegal on Tuesday and traveled south through Northern Ireland to the Boyne Valley just north of Dublin. This area has the … Continue reading

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All Around Sheephaven Bay

Today we explored all sides of Sheephaven Bay. Dunfanaghy sits at the end of one arm of this complex inlet from the vast Atlantic. We began with a stop at The Gallery, the town’s biggest art gallery. It features some … Continue reading

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Dunfanaghy Dispatch

Time for an update from the last three days. We have been busy. On Friday we spent our last day at Rock-a-Doon at a county park on Loch Key near our house. We photographed ruins, walked lovely wooded trails, and … Continue reading

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Two New Paintings

I’ve completed two new paintings at Rock-a-Doon Lodge. One is a small acrylic study of the tower we saw at Glendalough at the beginning of our Irish sojourn. This one will be used to design and paint an oil next … Continue reading

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