Memories of Honfleur

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Port of Honfleur, France.

Last year, I visited the wonderful coastal town of Honfleur in the province of Normandy in France. Honfleur is the hometown of artist Eugéne Boudin who encouraged Claude Monet to paint landscapes. Boudin also inspired Monet to paint outdoors. Boudin was one of the first landscape artists to paint outdoors.

Honfleur is located on the southern bank of an estuary on the Seine River across from the city of le Harve. During my visit, I painted the port of Honfleur and visited Sainte-Catherine Church which is the largest wood church in France.

I also visited the Musee Eugéne Boudin. I was excited to see paintings by Monet’s mentor and friend. Boudin’s father was once a harbor pilot and Boudin worked on a steamboat as a child. He drew on the depth of his knowledge of the sea to paint masterful seascapes.


Monet Art Trip

The Port of Honfleur, France.

The Port of Honfleur, France.

The name Monet conjures up images of France’s country. Monet’s waterlillies are synonymous with Giverny.

Artists get a chance to look over the master’s shoulder and visit Paris, Honfleur, and Giverny with seasoned artist and traveler, Sue Ann Hum.

I went last year and it is well worth the investment. Not only did I get a one woman show as a result of the trip but it changed the way I see color and light.

The trip includes three nights in Paris and six nights in Giverny. In Paris, we toured four museums and were wined and dined by our host, Sue Ann. In Giverny, artists journeyed to the Gardens and painted.

When also visited the wonderful coastal town of Honfleur in the province of Normandy.

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