Sometimes magic just happens, as it did last week at Les Murets, the elegantly simple and gracious provencal home that a congenial group of painters and friends shared for six days of conversation, laughs, amazing meals and wines, and most especially amazing paintings! How to describe? Let’s just look at the impressions of Provence below (each done in an hour or so), done by my fellow travelers:
Martha Elder, Isle sur la Sorgue, beautiful and strong
Debbie Bruce, Isle sur la Sorgue, shimmery with great light
Cathy Groome, Oppede le Vieux, good shapes and sun
Sheryl Lott, Bastide de Voulonne, essence of the golden hour
Sandy Cox, Oppede le Vieux, great design and light effect
Jean Dortch, Bastide de Voulonne, simple and true
Ann Currey, Oppede le Vieux, beautiful color and light
There were so many nice paintings, studies, impressions -- that I could barely choose which to post! Everyone made the leap from “Literal-ville” to creating pieces based on the subject in the atmospheric light, joyfully interpreted…so, here are a few more!
Jean Dortch, Isle sur la Sorgue, sophisticated palette
Ann Currey, Bastide de Voulonne, captured in a nut-shell
Cathy Groome, chez Les Murets, breezey and colorful
Martha Elder, Bastide de Voulonne, sparkly and open
Sandy Cox, Bastide de Voulonne, tres francais, non?
Debbie Bruce, Bastide de Voulonne, spontaneous color and light
Sheryl Lott, Bastide de Voulonne, immediate and painterly
Cassis was our last day of painting, and I only got photos of 2 pieces, below:
Jean Dortch, Cassis Harbor (we HAD to stop for lunch) - strong foundation and composition
Debbie Bruce, Cassis Harbor, rocking those spots of color
I DID get a shot of Cathy Groome at the easel in Cassis, with her admirer, who watched her paint the entire time : )
Finally, SO many thanks to Ann Huff, who owns the beautiful home known as Les Murets, and Meg Harrington, her partner at Huff Harrington Fine Art, along with sweet Sarah, our liason and detail organizer, all of whom made it possible for us to have this great week together!
Au revoir, Les Murets.....