Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

La Maison du Pastel Paris

What an experience to meet
Isabelle Roché owner of La Maison
du Pastel, (founded in 1720) and to select a few
handmade pastels for my studio.

The sign on the door of the little shop open
only one day a week Thursday from 2 PM to 6 PM

Isabelle showing me pastels made with
the same skills that were inherited
from a family tradition and used
by artists Degas and Vuillard.

Outside the small shop at
20 rue Rambuteau, Paris
Click on this link for the web site
and a fascinating history.