Friends, 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!!
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 www.OutOfThisWorldTravel.net
(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
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 Provençal 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: