My apologies for being absent from my blog for the past few weeks. We've had internet problems here and I've been busy organizing my paintings (varnishing, cataloging info, etc.) But, wow, this summer really flew by. I've had an unforgettable summer and this past week has been especially great because my Mom is here with me.
This past week has also been really cool because we've been able to see some things that I never expected to see. These extra trips were entirely thanks to another artist-in-residence here named Jorma Puranen who's a Finnish photographer and his wonderful wife, Heli. I'm so glad that we got to meet these amazing people. See down below for these photos and videos.
During my residency, I was able to complete 20 oil paintings (two of which are large) and 20 watercolors. I didn't plan this, but it's interesting that my oils and watercolors balanced out that way. And I still have an exhibition here this final week on Thursday which I'm looking forward to. And then.. we'll be wrapping up and flying back home.
As always, I'm very grateful for this opportunity; I know it's something that very few people get the opportunity to do and I'll remember it for the rest of my life. And I have to say that I don't have any regrets looking back over the summer. I put in a lot of hard work and accomplished the goals that I set for myself.
I have a lot of interesting things coming up for the fall so stay tuned for more information about workshops, gallery shows and more!
I'll miss this studio!
Bonus Trips: Château Gaillard + La Roche-Guyon