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Rouen sketchbook

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Revisiting the studio

During our studio visit on the weekend, we were invited back to La Page Blanche to paint. New friends Agnès Dévé, Marie-Antoinette Girard, and Adeline Gouarné all studied in Paris (links are to Google translations). It was a good opportunity … Continue reading

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Visites d’ateliers d’artistes

Last weekend nearly 200 artists in a variety of media opened their studios for the fourth annual Visites d’ateliers d’artistes (“Visits to artists’ studios”), a chance to talk with the artists and see their artwork and where it was created. … Continue reading

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Making friends in Rouen

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Seeing the sights

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Cathedral of light

Saturday night we went to the “Cathedral of Light” (Cathédrale de Lumière) outdoor sound and light show, with video projected onto the front of Rouen Cathedral. It was spectacular standing with Rouen families, looking 100 ft. in the air and … Continue reading

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Arrival in Rouen

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Travel preparations

Lately I’ve been sketching people in the new journal I’m taking on my trip, drawing the people at an outdoor cafe in Iowa City and pretending I am in Rouen, as sort of a warmup. I’m drawing what I see … Continue reading

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Art show at Salt Fork Kitchen

Leslie, Jan, and I went to Solon, Iowa last week to hang our work for a combined show (update: this exhibit has now ended) at the Salt Fork Kitchen restaurant (usually open only for breakfast and lunch). The food is … Continue reading

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Arts in Marshalltown

We had beautiful weather to go with good food and bands at the Linn Creek Arts Festival (update: now called the Marshalltown Arts Festival) in Marshalltown on July 19. I hadn’t done an away-from-home outdoor show since I had to … Continue reading

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