Anyone want to join me to go helipainting?! Talk about being in pursuit of excitement! You all know that I love to paint and travel. It’s become my favorite way to energize myself as an artist. It brings me joy.
|Water soluble Pen and gouache|
|Ink and Water-soluble crayon|
“We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.”
Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray.
|Plein Air painting using transparent and opaque watercolor and ink|
“Try it! You might like it!”
If you’re looking for experiences which can light a fire in you, you may want to consider traveling. Traveling with drawing and painting as an option can help you experience your surroundings more intensely. It doesn’t mean you need to paint or draw on location…although can be a great experience. It doesn’t mean you have to be an artist either. Simply attempting to capture something about what you visit, or what you see can be a wonderful way of connecting with the places you visit.
|Pen and wash- Watercolor and Ink|
Sometimes I take photos and draw or paint them later. Other times I will search for images of the places I go and paint them. Somehow, I like to create a visual record which has meaning for me in the places I go. You might enjoy it as I do.
|I love journaling- this entry in my journal was done with Water-soluble pen and watercolor wash|
For me, the record which I create helps me remember the places better…in fact, if I paint or draw it, I will never forget it.
|Pen and Watercolor wash|
The photos in this blog are from my travel journal. It is the best way I have found to prevent my trips from becoming a blur of jumbled memories and places. If you are like me, you forget the names of the towns you visit and what you did when you got there. My solution has been these journals. I would encourage you to try this sort of pictorial journal for yourself and see if it doesn’t help you cement the experience in your mind more clearly.
I would love to give you some suggestions and techniques for journaling your travels. My class schedule is here on the website calendar. Your next euphoric moment might just be awaiting you in class…or on my next EAT PAINT COOK tour of Tuscany this fall. I’d love to show you beautiful Tuscany Oct 3-10, 2015.
|Pen and gouache|
Painting and journaling will be an OPTION on this trip, as will cooking lessons, but painting or cooking are not requirements. They are simply additional activities which will be offered to participants. During relaxation time for non-painters, we will have a STUDIO for our use, which makes it convenient. Hauling our art materials with us everywhere we go is unnecessary thanks to the studio. We can simply do art together when we have some down time..or if we feel the urge. After all, we don’t need pressure on vacation! Here’s a link for the details about my EAT PAINT COOK TOUR OF TUSCANY …
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