September was a wonderful month, with of course, the magical painting trip to Provence, at the lovely French country home of Ann Huff, called Les Murets.
So many thanks to all at Huff Harrington who coordinated our over the top experience!
Seven painters accompanied me this year; we spent a week creating, talking, shopping, having un peu de rose, all of it... just a terrific group!
Below are a few snippets of the comings and goings....
Well, this is the perfect phrase, non?
(Photo taken in the village of Cassis, on the Mediterranean)
Quick Study of Gordes, 9 x 12
Toutes les Femmes, with Gordes in view
Below are samples of the lovely studies done by this year's
Isle sur la Sorgue, by Carol Cotten Smith
Confit Pot and Roses, by Julie Harris
Cassis Harbor, by Dianne Williams
Cliffside Beach, Cassis, by Dianne Harrison
Les Figues, by Helen Farson
Fenetre de Provence, by Laine Francis
Snippet of her watercolor Travel Sketchbook, along
with her oil sketch
of Confit Pot and Roses,
by Faye Phillips
Au Revoir, Provence !
Then upon my return, I had the great pleasure of traveling to Jeanie Smith's Studio in Nashville, TN, to teach a 2-day Painting Studies of Children Workshop..... Another great and very talented group, who taught me a lot!! (
check out www.carolcarmichaelpaints.com
to see her delightful paintings and posts from this workshop)
Below are a few studies that I did before or right after the workshop... I'm at Atlanta Artists Center this weekend with the same format, and am so looking forward to that one too.
Soccer Girl! 16 x 10
Fancy Dress, 16 x 8
And finally, a couple of small Parisian studies done after my return from France, inspired once more!
Busy Corner, Paris, 12 x 12
Shimmering Skies, Paris, 12 x 12
Truly, La Vie Est Belle...