Monday, February 13, 2012

Paint with us in 2012!

It’s almost time to paint outside again and we want to invite you to paint with Laurie and Blair Pessemier. This year we’ve added new and interesting spots to our workshop.
We had a lot of painters in 2011, some for a week, many for just a day, and several 3-4 day stints. For this reason, this year’s sessions are shown as day events. We paint Monday through Friday; if you need further details or assistance with accommodations, we are happy to help.
We’re still visiting the Luxembourg Gardens and painting along the Seine – we’ve seen some marvelous results from there! Beginning 1 April, we’ll make a Tuesday trip to Giverny, Monet’s gardens, and on Wednesday set up at Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh painted his wheat fields and church, (and where he is buried beside his brother, Theo).
Fridays we are painting and picnicking at the Bois de Boulogne with an optional visit to the nearby Marmottan museum. The Bois de Boulogne has boats, and a rose garden, and lovely fields. We recently spent the afternoon at the greenhouses there (Auteuil), which will be a perfect alternate in case of rain.
We’ve spent some time and energy finding alternate painting sites for poor weather. Of course, there are “passages”, covered walkways between buildings – the galerie Vivienne is quite lovely. We’ve painted beneath the loggia of the Palais Royale, and from the coffee shop on top of Printemps department store. We’re ready, whatever the weather.
You can paint as much or as little as you like with us, while visiting Paris! We hope to see you soon.

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