Painting Safari 2015, Part I

 

HOUSEBOATS, ILE DE PUTEAUX©2015 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel9 x 12 inches

HOUSEBOATS, ILE DE PUTEAUX
©2015 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Panel
9 x 12 inches

Our Painting Safari began in France this year because we will not arrive in the US until almost August.  But Plein Air painting has begun, with this painting done at Île de Puteaux, west of Paris, where Sam and I play tennis every Sunday morning.  Île de Puteaux is an island in the Seine where houseboats are moored, as they are all along the Seine both within and outside the city limits of Paris.  I’d been intending to get back here with my paintbox instead of my tennis racket and I finally did.

Painting at Bormes-les-Mimosas

Painting at Bormes-les-Mimosas

Two days ago we travelled to the South of France, renting a house for a week near the town of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

We are on the Côte d’Azur, about halfway between Toulon and Saint-Tropez.  Beautiful coastline, delicious grilled fish, olives and Rosé wine.  And unbelievably for someone who  grew up in New England, it almost never rains!  Beautiful beaches dot the coastline from Bormes-les-Mimosas to St Tropez:  La Fossette, Le Lavandou, Layet and Cavalaire-Sur-Mer among others.

Beach at Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

Beach at Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

See you in July…

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