Tuesday, January 27, 2009

France and Sunflowers

Sunflower at Petite Rousset

While staying at wonderful Petite Rousset near Eymet in the Dordgone region of France with Mike Bailey's in 2007, we were surrounded by fields of sunflowers. That summer Europe had lots of rain, but our group was blessed with almost non-stop sunshine. The sunflowers were in full bloom when usually they would be past their prime. I had fun painting this one. Mike has some wonderful paintings on his blog from that trip, a couple of which feature the amazing fields of sunflowers.

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful! But, I'm still so jealous that you got to go to France with Mike Bailey!

Mary Paquet said...

Nancy, Mike is a wonderful and exciting teacher and I have been blessed to take some classes from him. In my more mature years with the children grown, I've treated myself really well. The France trip was wonderful and the outstanding artists that I got to paint with inspired me to keep working at improving and refining my art.

Sheila said...

How gorgeous is this Mary!!! How fortunate you are to be able to travel to places where all the great art was created years back. *sigh* maybe one day...

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, I have been most fortunate in recent years to have my traveling adventures. Here's wishing you the best for future travels.