Wednesday, June 2, 2010
It is 9:45 p.m. here and it's as bright as 6 p.m.
We spent the whole day in Paris. We began with the Musee Jacquemart Andre, where there was an exhibit of Spanish masters: Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, El Greco and my favorite, Joaquin Sorolla. We had lunch at the Museum restaurant and headed to the Musee l'Orangerie to see Monet's water lilies. Before we left the museum, I slipped downstairs to see a Paul Klee exhibit, and discovered rooms and halls full of Post Impressionist works: Modigliani, Matisse, Sisley, countless others, A wonderful surprise. We'll catch the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre another day. We were exhausted. One more stop--Sennelier, maker of artist paints and pastels since 1887, for pastels and paper. Dinner time, we searched for a restaurant, but discovered Parisians don't eat dinner when we do, no restaurants were open. We settled for wine and cheese. We were rejuvenated and headed back for the hour train ride to La Bonne Etoile.
Tomorrow, 9 a.m., back to the studio to work from photos. We will work long and hard to make up for lost time. In tomorrow's post, I hope to put some work done in the studio up.