Plein Air Paint in Monet’s Garden with Lori McNee

WORKSHOP IS FULL!!  To put your name Follow the footsteps of great art masters and enjoy a week of French Country Living and plein air paint in Monet's Garden with me, Lori McNee! I am so excited about this exclusive plein air painting workshop opportunity! I hope you join me on this 7 day painting adventure in the charming, historical village of Giverny, France from May 9-16, 2017. Hosted by Art Colony Giverny, Royal Talens, and me! Cobra paints [...]

Monday’s Motivation: What Makes You Happy?

Monday is almost over, but I thought I'd go ahead and share Monday's Motivation tip from Fine Art Tips on Facebook. My followers enjoyed this photo of me painting in France, and the motivational words, "Do more of what makes you happy!" These words are simple, yet profound. I hope you can find time to do more of what makes you happy. I am working on that too... Do you know what makes you happy? Leave a comment [...]

My Paintings of Provence

Provence, France  has fascinated landscape painters for ages. Artists have been painting in Provence since prehistoric times.  Paintings of bison, seals, penguins and horses dating to between 27,000 and 19,000 b.c. were found in the Cosquer Cave near Marseilles. From the 1300's up through the 1700's, Provincial rich art history consisted of biblical art, fantastic animals and scenes of daily life.  My daughter and I saw many of these paintings at our day at the Louvre. By the 19th [...]

June 7th, 2009|Art Travels, Fine Art Tips, General, Plein Air|15 Comments