Wednesday, April 04, 2012

This is my latest pastel, inspired by a photo I took last May while at Monet's garden in Giverny, France.  It is 16x20, on an Ampersand grey sanded panel.  It is not complete but is coming along nicely.  I have so many photos from this fabulous trip.  Thanks to Verdis Norton & ASEA, Rob & I were able to spend two weeks in Paris with one night in Giverny.  Here we are in Monet's Garden:

Being associated with ASEA is an honor and Rob continues to be supportive, especially after he won this trip at the ASEA 2010 "Launch" convention at the Paris Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  As an artist, being able to explore Paris was a dream come true.

As you can see, I was less thrilled to be at the top of the Eiffel Tower!  The view outside was amazing though...

Hard to believe this trip was almost a year ago.  It seems like yesterday.  I dream of wandering around Paris & Giverny.  Of the people, food & landscapes.  Travel truly does expand your mind and open your heart.