|Arles House 24|
acrylic on board 6 x 8 inch
Our tour was ten days long and time was spread thinly in Paris, Provence and Barcelona, however we were able to see so much. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Versailles, and the Louvre were all covered in 2 1/2 days, mixed in with a bus tour of the city. Our favorite activity was just being there and walking around taking in the all the beautiful architecture.
Provence was my favorite by far, slower and quieter than Paris, and this is my little Arles-inspired piece. It was a tiny house I noticed while walking in the historic area. Arles is where Van Gogh was hospitalized for a year, producing over 300 paintings and drawings in that period of time.
|home in Arles|
We also visited the city of Avignon, as well as Pont du Gard and Carrcassone before ending our time in the incredible city of Barcelona. When we got home, friends and family were eager to hear about our trip, so I spent time combing through pictures to post on Facebook, writing detailed descriptions of all that we saw. It took a lot of time to do, but it was time well spent because it helped me absorb more of all that we saw on our journey. I am so inspired now, not just to paint, but to visit some wonderful museums and towns close to home. The world is a wonderful beautiful place.
I hope you are well and thank you for visiting!