Category Archives: Saint-Remy-de-Provence

New Art

Jean, Judi, and I have all been drawing and painting. Here’s Judi drawing on our patio table. I’ve been working on my abstract forms. These are much more pleasing to me than some of the landscapes I have been doing … Continue reading

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In The Footsteps of Van Gogh

We’ve been following in Van Gogh’s footsteps around St. Remy. The local small non-profit museum, Musee Estrine, has a display interpreting the great artist’s life, particularly his time here. Although the museum does not have an original Van Gogh painting, … Continue reading

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Lazy Days

Our first week in Provence has had its ups: the market, music, great food, and wonderful walks – and downs: a car crash, a leaky hot water heater, and a broken refrigerator. We have been enjoying just getting to know … Continue reading

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Quick Sketches

Here are four quick sketches of the musicians at the market yesterday. No single sketch took more than a minute due to crowds of people milling around me. The jazz trio were surrounded by listeners. The woman singing in the … Continue reading

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New Car and Market Day

Late yesterday afternoon we took a taxi to Avignon to pick up our new car, courtesy of the Hertz roadside assistance. We now have a small Ford with a backup warning sensor that beeps to tell me how close I … Continue reading

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First Days in Saint Remy: Art, Painting, and Crunch

Sunday was the Route des Artistes in St. Remy. This is a monthly event where artists from throughout France (and even some from Spain and Belgium) come to show and sell their works. We met some wonderful artists along the way. … Continue reading

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Europe 2015

We are about to embark on another artistic painting and photography trip. The advance art bag is already in France, we have oriented our friends who will be staying in our house, and have our luggage ready to go. However, … Continue reading

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Return Home From An Artistic Journey

We have been back in Seattle almost a week – time to rest, readjust to Seattle’s weather and time zone, and reflect on what this trip meant to me. I wanted to immerse myself in art in a way that … Continue reading

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One Last Look at Provence and Moving to Collioure

On Friday after dropping JP at the Avignon TGV we returned to the Camargue. This time we visited a new area where the saltworks and the mouth of the Rhone dominate the scenery. It was a fitting end to our … Continue reading

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Goodbyes

We have had several goodbyes in the last few days. On Wednesday we made our final trip to the weekly market in St. Remy. It is perhaps the largest market we have ever been to and we never saw all … Continue reading

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