Archive for June, 2015

Ahh, Barcelona and the Costa Brava…May was a perfect time to enjoy the colors of the Mediterranean and the energy and eclectic vibe that is Catalonia. Barcelona is truly a treat for the senses, the food, the sun, street energy of the people and the amazing history and architecture. Oh, and did I mention the food??!!


Many thanks to French Escapade for being the perfect host for my first foray into leading an international plein air workshop. The students and I were treated with great service and a personal, custom touch to our time together. Ideally with any international workshop, instructors need an assistant, someone to do the ground work and be available to help drive, make sure hotels and restaurants are set and be able to problem solve as questions and issues will arise. It was so helpful to have a local guide so that I could focus on teaching and not worry about being cruise director. The amazing Natalia filled those shoes as our intrepid and charming guide. As a Catalon, her historical insights made the trip all the more rich.


Our first official day ended with a group picture, and claiming our painting spot!


Home base on the coast in Calella de Palafrugell provided us plenty of subject matter and opportunity for play. We embraced our cultural adventure.


Check out the action painting shots!!


IMG_6959 Love the boats!IMG_6790


This may have been my first international workshop, but certainly not my last. I am working on future ideas and sites: Provence, Italy, Croatia. Where should we paint next?



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