The Storm Will Pass

The Storm Will Pass
The Storm Will Pass

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Blessings

Hi everyone, I know its been so long since I posted last. I have been very busy with many things, but the highlight has been my trip to the South of France. I am very lucky to have a wonderful friend who invited me to stay in her house and we spent the most amazing four days visiting places like Grimaldi Castle, Renoir's house, Matisse's Chapel, the famous La Colombe d'or in the village of St Paul de Vence.
The highlight for me has to be Renoir's house, seeing his studio with his easel was truly emotional. Although having said that, eating in La Colombe d'or was out of this world, being surrounded by original paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Andre' Derain, Bonnard, Chagall and many more is an experience I will never forget. Sitting down with great company and surrounded by master paintings, I felt full before even eating.

French Light
Oil on canvas board
I managed to paint one evening, things I found inside my friends house, because there was simply too much to see and too little time to go out to paint. I have taken many photos and hopefully I will have plenty of reference to work from. I won't bore you with too many of my holiday photos but here a select few.
Tana's Pansies
Oil on canvas board 8"x 8"

Heart of the French Riviera

Heart of the French Riviera

An art installation on the top of Grimaldi Castle in Cagnes-sur-Mer


A Picasso inside La Colombe d'or

6 comments:

  1. Felicidades por ese precioso viaje!! Que ilusión poder disfrutar de obras tan importantes!!
    Saludos.

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  2. Seems like the trip did you good, those are lovely works and pictures too, look forward to what you plan to paint from this trip.

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  3. Oh my goodness You Lucky Puppy! It all sounds heavenly!

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  4. I am quite envious you went to Renoir's house, I can fully follow the emotion that must have been . Two beautiful and colorful paintings of yours , but the pansies particularly really speak to me, so well done !

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  5. Hi Azra! Sounds like you had a great holiday. Great photos. Absolutely love the pansies, they are stunning!

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  6. What a wonderful trip Azra, sounds like you had a great time! Love the pansies!!

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