Painting L’Hermione

Our newest model is making quite the stir in Alexandria. She’s tall, beautiful, and sailed here all the way from France. Say hello to Hermione!


The French tall ship, L’Hermione, is recreating a historic 1780 voyage from France to America during the Revolutionary War. The ship itself is an exact replica of the original by the same name. You can read more about it here.

Hermione - Fred Markham

Art League instructor Fred Markham, always up for a plein air session, set up his easel on the dock Thursday (appropriately enough, it’s a French easel). Just a couple hours later, here’s the still-wet painting he made:

Painting by Fred Markham

This will be just the first of several — as the Hermione sails north, we’ve arranged with other artists to paint her and share the results, too.

Our visitor is also inspiring lots of Art League photographers, just a couple of whom are featured below. After Friday, Hermione sets sail for Annapolis, so come see her while you can! The schedule and more can be found here.

Photograph by Candace Clifford

Photograph by Candace Clifford

Photograph by David Kosar

Photograph by David Kosar

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