View Full Version : Travel plans, living the dream

06-21-2013, 06:11 AM
Hi all! Just thought I'd do an update. I have 100% finalized my upcoming travel plans. My contract in Turkey ends on July 26th. I am going to Hanover Germany on July 31st for a week long watercolor workshop on cityscapes with Iain Stewart. Amazing watercolorist and super friendly guy. After that, I am going to backpack through Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and finally into Romania. I hope to pick up some painting skills and do plein air work along the way. It will be approximately 2-3 months on the road. When I get to Romania I will look for a job in one of the university towns. If I can't find one, I have a guaranteed job in Eskisehir in Turkey. So - watercolor workshop with a great painter, and then 3 months practicing the skills in beautiful Eastern Europe. Yippee! Winners never quit :cat:

06-21-2013, 06:18 AM
Way to go Josh!!!!!! :clap: :thumbsup:

06-21-2013, 06:27 AM
How wonderful Josh! You're certainly seeing a lot of the world, and what a way to do it!:thumbsup:
Haven't been to Romania, but have to the others, all too briefly. You'll love it all.

06-21-2013, 06:29 AM
Sounds like a wonderful life adventure, Josh. I can see many, many beautiful paintings coming from these experiences. :D



06-21-2013, 07:54 AM
Wow Josh, you world traveler you! Best wishes for a grand adventure; I look forward to your pleine aire paintings very much. You are growing by leaps and bounds as an artist. I hope you can find a job in Romania. Keep us posted. ;)

06-21-2013, 07:57 AM
:clap: Good fortune in your travels, Josh... stay in touch... post photos! Have fun! Be safe!

06-21-2013, 08:30 AM
I hope you get chances to update your travel blog.

This is the start of a great adventure.

06-21-2013, 08:35 AM
Have a great time Josh, I wish you best of luck in obtaining the job you want.

Keep in touch.


06-21-2013, 10:56 AM
What wonderful plans! Have a great time.


06-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Yes, please keep in touch and post pictures, we all would like to go vicariously !

06-21-2013, 11:28 AM
Sounds very stimulating, Josh, we will be keen to hear how you get on, all the best for a safe and illuminating journey!

06-21-2013, 02:44 PM
I am going to Hanover Germany on July 31st for a week long watercolor workshop on cityscapes with Iain Stewart. Amazing watercolorist and super friendly guy.

For a tiny moment I thought about taking part as well, but only for a three-day course. Hanover is only 40 kilometres from my home town so this would have been a great option to take a course with a good artist. But family reasons and all that day-to-day business finally made me deciding against it. HAve a great time and make some photos for us.


Saint Ragdoll
06-21-2013, 03:22 PM
Hope you have a wonderful adverture....I must admit I envy you doing something like backpacking through Europe was a dream of mine when I was younger.
Saint Ragdoll

06-22-2013, 03:32 AM
Good luck Josh and keep us updated with paintings!

virgil carter
06-22-2013, 08:41 AM
Great plan, J-Man! Go for it, and post during your travels. Bon voyage!

Sling good travels,

06-22-2013, 03:55 PM
Sounds fun and adventurous, Josh! I hope you will keep us updated!