I just returned from an inspiring spring trip to France; sketching, painting, teaching and meeting fantastic folks everywhere. So many things to share. I was treated to a rare visit of an artisan paper mill near Bordeaux (Ruscombe Paper Mill), and they make some of the best handmade watercolor paper in the world. To meet the person making some of the paper I work on was an incredible experience. More on that soon.
On the workshop front, closer to home I will be teaching an Intro to Watercolor and Gouache painting Workshop in San Francisco next weekend (May 3-4, 2014) Please sign up, there is still time! And if you only have a day, you can come that day, Saturday or Sunday.
Art Show News
I am also pleased to be part of an upcoming group art exhibit with a talented group of painters - 'A California Spring' at Holton Studio Gallery - Opens May 3, 2014 5 to 7 PM. Emeryville, CA (Map)
I hope to see some of you there!
Artists exhibiting: Kevin Courter, Bill Cone, Sharon Calahan, Christin Coy, Mark Farina, Robert Flanary, James McGrew, Robin Moore, Paul Kratter, Terry Miura, Ernesto Nemesio, Paul Roehl and Richard Lindenberg
Below are various sketching spots (Loire Valley (Amboise), Angouleme, Aquitaine region, Dordogne Valley) and absolute museum heaven in Paris (Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and the Gustave Moreau Museum, along with Musee Delacroix). Last but not least, the spectacular cathedrals and chateaux were simply mind blowing in their numbers and layers of history. Chartres Cathedral is especially noteworthy along with the vertical rock-cliff wonder land of Rocamadour in southwestern France.