artist knows the best way to develop technique, skills and presentation is to
immerse one’s self in the work. It isn’t enough to practice on a daily basis.
An artist must also study the masters and the inspirations that led to some of
the most majestic and lasting works of art known to mankind. One way to
accomplish this goal is with a working vacation to the home of many of the
world’s greatest artists – France. French river cruises
are a great way to pack in the most sightseeing while still having the
opportunity to do a little painting or sketching of the most beautiful settings
along the Seine gives an artist the opportunity to capture brilliant
cityscapes, vibrant rural landscapes and historical places on paper or canvas. See
Rouen’s Gothic cathedral and the lush gardens at Monet’s home stir the heart
and the imagination in a way like no other. Honfleur offers the opportunity to
paint the quintessential seaside village.
addition to visiting Monet’s gardens, stops at Van Gogh’s one-time home in Auvers-sur-Oise
may stir the inner artist. Stops at other sites are also part of many French
river cruises. It is worth the time to visit the site of the World War II
Memorial at the D-Day beaches in Normandy.
Art history taught during the cruise will inform the aspiring artist about those who have gone before and left a lasting mark on the world through their masterpieces. The sun deck of the ship is a marvelous place to practice the craft. Some cruise companies provide supplies like easels, brushes, canvases and paints, so that guests can try out techniques at the moment inspiration strikes. On-board art teachers impart insight and advice to those seeking to improve their own skills. Taking home paintings created on art-immersive French river cruises is the ultimate souvenir and far better than any set of photographs.
a once-in-a-lifetime trip that will create lasting memories. For those who are
beginners or who have never picked up a paint brush, these cruises are a great
way to get their artistic feet wet. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to
take full advantage of all the resources and support offered.