France trip fall 2019

SW France:
Bordeaux, Dordogne, Perigord
Fall 2019

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Timothée Faberger and I are now accepting bookings for a fabulous sketching trip to southwest France where we will explore, sketch, photograph, shop, eat, drink and be merry!  The trip, scheduled from September 27 – October 7, 2019 will be absolutely wonderful, as those who have traveled with Timothée already know.  His itineraries are unmatched in their destinations, accommodations and surprises along the way. And this trip offers several days with options where you may choose to sketch, shop, relax or sightsee, depending on your inclinations that day.  (Side note: we welcome non-artists and those who just love to explore!)
Don’t wait–click the blue button, below, for itinerary and registration

Why book this early in the year?
1) Guarantee your space (lots of interest in the trip this year)
2) Limited availability–we keep the group small
3) Time to plan, prepare and let the excitement build!

Please share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested. We know this will be another precious memory, this time southwest France.  Can’t wait!!

Best wishes!

We Are Returning to France! Join Us!

Join us on a Sketching Trip to Normandy in September

The excitement is already building! Out of This World Travel has created another wonderful sketching opportunity for us to enjoy! Those who have already traveled with him know, nobody puts a magical trip together like our tour manager Timotheé Faberger.  Don’t wait!  He prefers to take small groups to make our  experiences extra special so space will be limited.  Join us for another trip to remember!
— Susan Giannantonio,artist and past WAS-H president.
Timotheé Faberger:  917 528-8651

Sketch Normandy In September

We are going to have a blast!  Sign up soon!

An Impressionist Journey Through Normandy September 2017

September 27th  to October 4th 2017

$ 3,875.00 per person (Double Occupancy)

Includes all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners

Accomodations in 4* hotels and Charming country inns

All guided excursions, entrance fees, all ground transport and transfers, Meet and greet at the airport in Paris and porterage in and out of the hotels.

Flight not included – Please contact us for flights and single accommodation

Click HERE for all the information on this wonderful trip!

An Impressionist Journey Through Normandy

September 27-October 4.  Come sketch with us.  This will be another beautiful trip!


Chagall House St. Paul de Vence

(correction! This was Marc Chagall’s home!) Imagine our surprise in October to learn the house next door to our beautiful hotel was once a residence of Marc Chagall.  Inside, Giacommetti painted a mural for him which, we were told, remains.

Chagall House St Paul de Vence, 11 x 14″ plein air watercolor sketch on paper

Be an Armchair Traveler To Provence with Us


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Dear traveler,
One thing for sure.  Now that I’ve viewed the links below, I feel my paintbrush is going to want to figure out how to pry itself away from realistically/literally depicting the colors we will see on the Provençal trip (except perhaps in Roussillon) and, instead, my brush will want to channel some Matisse, van Gogh, Chagall.  It is worth thinking about ahead of time—what artist we’d love to try our hand at.  As you check out the links below, I suggest you look at the Proven
çal artists and compare what their reference source actually looked like with what their paintings look like! Many of them emphasized form, color, line, joy. These artists painted like they were filled with exuberance. Let your camera depict the actual scene.  Let your brush have the fun!  And if you have time, why not copy one or two of the paintings of your favorite artist(s) in your sketchbook—not fretting about every inch being exact—so you can see how much fun it is to try impressionism/post impressionism.  Your paint brush will have fun! DIG IN to those colors like a 5 year old!

 Here are some links that pertain to our October trip:

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild:

 Matisse Museum, Nice:

 A photo sequence of the colorful Roussillon:

 A lovely slide show of Lex Baux de Provence:

 A YouTube slideshow of St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where Van Gogh stayed:

 A 3 ½ minute video of the lovely Isle sur le Sorgue:

 A site about Aix en Provence that will put you in the Cezanne state of mind:

A video of the beautiful Eze:

 Slideshow of St Paul de Vence:

 An enjoyable, light book to read:  A Year in Provence (Peter Mayle)

In fact, here’s a book list if you’re interested.  I always like the DK Eyewitness Guide books because, like you perhaps, I am visual and it their guide books are packed with beautiful photos.