A Travel Painting Blog

Blog URL: http://greggfretheim.blogspot.com

A blog dedicated to bringing together travelers and travel painters from around the world to share their experiences and insight.

Located: Bloomington, Minnesota
Tags: painting, travel, travel painting

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A favorite place and image on Jan 6, 2012This chiaroscuro (or clair-obscur) drawing in brush and ink of Marie-Eve and Camille sketching on the edge of a railway embankment in rural Quebec is a favorite because it reminds me of the social aspect of painting outdoors. The two young friends, w...



"Sketches from the front: a WWII veteran's hand-drawn memoir" on Nov 3, 2011Here's an article and accompanying video from BBC News about Joseph Farris and his just-released wartime sketches.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15560482For further information about Mr. Farris his website is:http://www.josephfarris.com/Home...



Essay: "Why We Travel" by Pico Iyer on Sep 25, 2011Here's a link to an essay by the much traveled Pico Iyer, well know for his essay, "The Nowhere Man" (if anyone has a link to this article in its entirety let me know). http://www.salon.com/travel/feature/2000/03/18/whyIs this indeed the heart o...



A Question and Answer with Gregg Fretheim on May 23, 2011The following is an interview with Gregg Fretheim about his most recent trip to Botswana in January and February 2011. This was Gregg's second trip to the region.Could you explain how this trip to Africa came about, and what your mindset was before y...



Travel Painting in Quebec, Canada on Mar 27, 2011There are a lot of art courses available, some pertaining to travel-painting, but this one is more of an adventure than most. Michael Kluckner will be conducting a week-long course in June in Percé, on the Gaspé peninsula in eastern Quebec, Canada,...



Upcoming Posts on Feb 26, 2011Here at the Travel Painting Blog we're looking forward to two upcoming posts in the near future. The first will deal with the challenges of painting outside with oil on canvas in an extreme environment, namely, a Minnesota winter. Tom Laukkenan will...