Next on our journey, Helen, our friend, Agnes and I went to Spain for happy hour. Agnes drove us to the tiny French border town, Hendaye, deep in Basque country. Here we caught a ferry for 5 euros that took us on a very short ride into Spain. We arrived in time to walk around the charming town of Fonterrabia, complete with cobble stone streets and a beautiful church at the top of a hill. As the sun set, we drank sangria in the old town square, painting in our journals. I loved all the different colored doors in the old town square. I also loved that we could buy a drink of sangria and the bar didn't mind that we took it out into the square where we were sitting, drinking and painting and enjoying the church bells ringing as the setting sunlight glowed in the town square.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Helen and I traveled to France, Spain and Portugal to paint and do a bike tour. We took our watercolor art journals along with us and found fun places to relax and paint. One of our first stops was Saint Jean-du-Luz, a cute fishing village in the southwestern part of France. This area is known for it's Basque influence, sea food and beautiful sandy beaches. We painted postcards to send home to family and friends.
|Postcards from Saint Jean-du-Luz|
|Helen's postcard of boats in the port.|
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
'Interlude'- an Exhibit at Broken Top Club
Here two of the artists are shown with their artwork at their Reception during the Club’s Art Walk with Live Music and Wine Tasting. Barbara was unable to attend but all three HDAL artists’ paintings may be viewed on their website: www.highdesertartleague.com.
|Vivian Olsen with her Swans in pastel|
|Janice Rhodes with her Encaustics|