Friday, October 30, 2009

New watercolor paintings

I've been painting daily and it really feels good to whip out a new creation each day. I think my trip to Paris was good for me because I was over due for a nice break in my daily routine. I have so many new sketches that are just waiting to be painted.

It's good to have a purpose and I feel rather blessed that I have a studio and all my wonderful art supplies.

I've added these 4 watercolors to my shop, along with collections of note cards.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Paris...thoughts about my trip

Upcoming artists..Cavalier King Charles Spaniels...

fish market

Seine river

produce market

flower shop

Sacred Heart Church
Well I'm back from my trip to Paris, France. It was a long 10 days. I don't remember a time that I've walked so much. I got to explore parts of Paris that I haven't been too before. We spent the day roaming, taking pictures, shopping, sketching,riding the tour bus that lets you get off/on at various stops, and watching Paris life go by. And it was burr cold.

A couple of things happened while we were roaming the streets of Paris. We had Cavalier sightings each day; we got to see dancers learn how to dance to Michael Jackson thriller music near the Eiffel tower; Gypsies tried to give us a gold ring on three separate occasions; a filming crew was filming a movie and we were caught in one of the scenes as we walked by;future artist drawing at Sacred Heart Church; and we got to see locate news crew's hanging out near the government offices waiting for a local story to break.
I did go to my favorite art store Sennelier which is right by the Seine River. I bought a couple of Blockx watercolour pigments that came in porcelain squares, some watercolor paper, and markers. The other art store I went too was hidden on a side street. There I found handmade watercolour paper...rough and smooth, which I bought a package of each; and I bought a new watercolour traveling palette that contains 18 square pigments, a small brush, a water container built in the case and a detachable water container. I can't wait to try out the handmade watercolor paper.
It was a good trip...but there is no place like home!

Friday, October 09, 2009

I'm going to Paris!!!!

Tomorrow I will be leaving for Paris, France!!!! I've been having a difficult time deciding what art supplies I should take. I'm trying to go for the theme "less is more." But you know what? I want to take it all! The good thing is I know of several art supply stores in Paris just in case I forgot something. What a better reason to buy there!

So I'll see you in 11 days....

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I won September Giveaway from 365 Cat Ladies

It's been a hectic few days of running around doing errands and getting ready for my trip to Paris next week. But I wanted to mention that I was lucky enough to win some note cards from When you have a moment you should checkout her blog. Her artwork is colorful and beautiful capturing Cats. Thanks Susan, looking forward to getting my blog candy!!!

So I'm in count down mode...7 days and counting. Next week at this time I should be on the plane to Paris...probably somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. I'll be in Paris for 10 wonderful days. Plan to take lots of pictures for possible paintings that I can do when I get back home. The last time I was in Paris it was a bit cold, so I've been keeping up with the weather to figure out what I should take. I tend to over pack, but each trip I seem to be doing better and actually use everything I pack...I know my husbands happy since he's the one carrying the bags!