All Roads Lead to Rome: Third Stop, Ile de Brehat (Aug. 8 – 13, 2013)

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Il de Brehat

After long day of travel changing trains in Rennes and Guincamp, I finally meet up with my friend Haidee-Jo Summers at the station in Paimpol. It had taken two days to reach her, and she was a glorious sight indeed. As we dragged my luggage to the port to board the ferry to Ile de Brehat, my mind was racing. I had made it. All by myself... I had made it. Not a single train missed. I had made it. My first, all-important question, "Where can we get some wine?"

WOW! That has to be the first thing out of everyone's mouth when they see this beautiful island in Brittany. It is absolutely breathtaking. Covered with hydrangeas, agapanthus, and geraniums, it looks like something out of a fairy tale. 

For the next four days, Haidee-Jo and I painted quaint cottages, beaches, boats, and chateaus. 

Haidee-Jo painting a quick one as the tide comes in.

No cars are allow on the island, making street painting easy!

People even climbed up the rocks to talk to us. Is no where safe from silly questions?

Here are just a few of the paintings. Really looking forward to making some large studio pieces out of these!

The scene for "Island Living," 12x16, shown below.

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The scene for "Long Walk to the Ferry," 12x16 show below.

The scene for "Drying Out, 8x10, shown below.

 Tomorrow's post...

Paris! Oo-la-la.