Quick sketch of the table, large shapes
The real deal
Well, long time, no blog...I wanted to post from Provence, but wifi a bit sketchy and time was fleeting. Meanwhile, the trip was just great! We were there for 2 weeks, with 2 different groups, lots of gorgeous weather, amazing evenings (wonderful wines too!) overlooking the Luberon, painting mornings and afternoons in different settings. Of course, we also found time to browse local markets, enjoy gourmet lunches at quaint restaurants, and laugh together each evening at La Table!
The group painted in different settings, but the focus everywhere was on seeing the large shapes, seeing values, keeping it simple, simple, simple! I nagged everyone to use bigger brushes (as usual)! We contended with a mistral, for real, the first week on the very first day, forcing most into a cafe for a sip of wine (save one hardy soul -- not me -- who braved the winds). Photos follow of the wonderful people, the paintings done and partially done, and a glimpse into the magic of Les Murets, the lovely home that was our base.
The smiling and gracious Ann Huff, creator of this magical place, dans la cuisine
Angels Mary, Kelly, Nancy, Georgia, and Rhonda take on Cassis - watch out!
Crystal Cox, beside Lac du St. Remy
Juanita Kauffman, smiling at the beauty found in Isle Sur La Sorgue
Three Huffingtons (Dawne Raulet, Ann Huff, and me)
Mary Muir, braving the winds
Nancy Armstrong and Georgia McAuley gathering onlookers in Cassis
Sunlit Salon chez Les Murets, our home in Provence
Dawne Raulet and John Jenkins, first day
Kathy Broyles, early morning light
Sketches, petits et grands
Nice painting by Janah Doles (view from the terrace)