For The Love Of Landscapes Travels And Paintings

I’ve got a lot of feedbacks about my paintings recently since I decided to put them online.

Actually those who have commented about them all have given me very favorable feedbacks saying that they love them.

Even though I have a page with all my paintings on this very blog, very few people have seen them here, so I’ve started posting a few on Facebook.

Since I didn’t want to write a post just about my paintings I thought I’d write about my love of landscapes and nature, but with more pictures than text for once.  These landscape are what inspired my paintings.

My 3 Week Long Trip In Beautiful America

Back in 1994 my brother and I went on a wonderful 3 week trip that took us from New York to San Francisco.  Up to this day it’s probably THE most memorable trip for both of us.  The trip cost us close to $ 5,000 back then, but it was all worth it.

We flew from New York to Denver, CO, and from there we rented a car and traveled all the way to California and back.  We went to Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Yosemite Park, Death Valley, Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, The famous Four Corners, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon.  We drove from one place to the other making some kind of circle.  We drove over 2000 miles in three weeks.  I remember driving miles and miles crossing the Nevada dessert and plunging into the the night lights of Las Vegas.  Walking under the scorching sun of the Death Valley in a middle of July under some 120 degrees of dry it, but still, it’s darn hot!  I also remember having to buy a sweater in San Francisco, however, because it was so cool.

Each night we checked in a hotel and were back on our traveling ventures each morning, visiting some of the most beautiful places in the United States.

I remember how almost each time we stopped in a hotel the staff believed that my brother and I were husband and wife because of our same last name, of course.  We were just laughing, letting them believe whatever they wanted to believe.  Same last name, around the same age, male and female, one hotel room. Thus the big misunderstanding. Of course, husband and wife they thought!  Wong! Single brother and single big sister from France, wonderfully lost in the great beautiful America!

Needless to say, we’ve taken few hundred pictures during this trip, and I have a few albums full of them.  So in this post I wanted to share with you some of those pictures we took during this trip, along with some of my paintings inspired by those beautiful area.


Lake Tahoe

Yosemite National Park


Death Valley

Hope you enjoyed this American beauty!


15 thoughts on “For The Love Of Landscapes Travels And Paintings”

  1. Awesome Sylviane!

    You should have been a painter 🙂

    These are amazing and yes, you did mention on Facebook that these paintings are present on your site, guess one never came here till I read the title of this post. I love these, or more so perhaps I love to paint too. Don’t ask me to show you mine because I am more of the kinds to see and paint miniatures and the great artists from their books – but I don’t have any with me here. Well, that was a looooong time back. And yes, I love roses and did a few of those as well. Besides, I sketch as well – ah…you brought out old memories 🙂

    Lovely being here and seeing all of these, and your snaps with your brother too. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing these with all of us. 🙂
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    1. Hi Harleena,

      Nice to see you here. Well, you’ve got to show us what you’ve done! I just love paintings and drawings. I’ve always did and in museum that’s about all that interest me.

      Almost every time I see a nice view I want to paint it, but I haven’t painted in 6 years. Just lack of time, but I will be back again someday, I know.

      Thanks for coming by this way 🙂 Harleena.

  2. Wow, Sylviane, I saw you post some of these on Facebook and I meant to ask you if you had painted them. They’re lovely! Very peaceful and I like the way you interpreted the landscapes you saw in real life. Most of my artwork looks like stick figures 🙂

    Your trip sounds like a lot of fun. I bet you’ve seen more of America than I have. Sadly I have never even been to the Grand Canyon. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself with your brother. I remember when I spent 2 weeks in Paris with my brother, that was also one of the most fun trips I’ve taken. I don’t think anyone thought we were married though… just a little nuts because I remember we couldn’t figure out how to use the train and so we walked from the bus to our hotel dragging our luggage across the park, haha… total tourists 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your adventures and I hope to see more paintings!
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    1. Hi Carol,

      We definitely have lots of similiar things in common. I didn’t know that you painted as well. Can we see them somewhere?

      I’m sure you had lot of fun with your bother in Paris. I totally understand how not knowing about something can make your life more complicated, and that just because of a small detail. I’ve been there and done that LOL!

      Yes, those paintings are mine and most of them are on that page linked to the post. I’ll post more of them on facebook as well 🙂

      Thanks for your visit, Carol.

  3. You are one very talented young lady Sylviane! I also saw those on Facebook but had no idea you actually painted them yourself. I’m so very impressed. What beautiful paintings and I so admire people who have that specific talent.

    Sounds like a wonderful trip you had with your brother and I bet that was so much fun. It sure looks it by the photos you shared.

    My brother and I use to go dancing a lot of times and people use to think we were a couple mainly because he’s such a gentleman. He held my hand when he walked me back to my chair and held it out for me. Yep, true gentleman and still is to this day. He was raised well.

    Thanks again for sharing these with us. So impressive.

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    1. Thanks for liking my paintings, Adrienne 🙂 I never thought they were a big deal, even though my mother used to tell me, but you know how you never believe your mother 🙂 I feel deep inside that I could even do better with practice, but I don’t for now, but I will, am sure in the future.

      Isn’t it great to have a brother? You see if I had a sister instead I might have been a bit scared to go away like this, because two gals is more dangerous, but with a male that makes you feel more secure right away!

      Thank for coming and have a great week end!

  4. Hi Sylviane, Wow, so lovely! It must be wonderful to have such an impressive talent to create such works of art. You should start a Pinterest board with your works so you can showcase them there.

    I have a brother and a sister. I traveled with my sister throughout Europe once. What I love about traveling with family is that you stay with them throughout your lives. I have traveled with many other friends but then when we lose touch then we don’t reminisce about our travels.

    I’m glad you have wonderful lifetime memories of your trip with your brother, Sylviane!
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    1. Hi Carol,

      Welcome to this blog. Wow, you know what? I don’t even think that I have a pinterest board with my paintings. Thanks for reminding me.

      I’m glad you have traveled with your sister too and can have life long wonderful memories.

  5. Hi Sylviane,
    I am your regular follower and love your posts. Not only are they varied, they are also deeply insightful. Needless to say I loved the pictures and the paintings-they revoked memories of my trip to France and The Grand Canyon a few eons ago:-) Thanks for posting!

  6. I checked your page, and the paintings are really very good. Loved them. They are equally soothing as your writings. Thanks for sharing. Good luck..:)

  7. Your paintings are simply BEAUTIFUL, Slyvaine. And also your trip sounds like a lot of fun. I so wish I could simply pack my bags and leave and see different places, but that’s not possible because I have two toddlers at home! Your paintings and the photographs definitely brought a smile to my face. Hope to see more paintings.

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