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A Windy Day to Paint in Roussillon

The famous Mistral winds of Provence has followed us to the east as we explore and paint plein air in the little town of Roussillon.  Roussillon is known for its colorful buildings of reds, ocres, and yellows mined from the nearby rocks.  It is also designated as on of France’s Plus Beaux Village de France!  The Mistral has pushed away all the rain and the clouds so that we have a beautiful, sparkling day to paint, if you can stand…

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Color Choices

Good morning! I just received this lovely email from Francesca from Ireland. It was in response to my article in the current Art Journaling Magazine now available at Barns and Noble. It got me thinking about all the places one could look for pigments to use in your art. It is easy to try. Just add some gum Arabic to help the pigments adhere to the watercolor paper. I assume you would need to grind the pigments into a fine…

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Workshops and Classes

ITALY! My next watercolor workshop in Orvieto, Italy will beMay 19-28, 2024Our trip in May 2022 was so much fun that we all agreed that we wantedmore time to paint in beautiful Orvieto, more laughter and fun, more delicious food, more comradery! Michelle, with Adventures in Italy, is offering a longer fun-filled 10-day Italian Watercolor Workshop just for us!  Reservations are now being taken! Contact Michelle with Adventures in Italy LOCAL CLASSES – BEND, OREGON Watercolor Painting Classes:Tuesday October 31, 2023 1:00 – 4:00Tuesday November 7, 2023 1:00 – 4:00Tuesday November…

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Do You Want to Paint in Italy?

My watercolor painting trip to Orvieto, Italy has just opened up again with two spots now available!  We always have so much fun on these painting trips…  The Colors Of Umbria: Keeping A Watercolor Journal Create a a visual diary as you slow down, observe andsavor your time in Italy. Dates: September 7 – 13, 2014Instructor/Leader: Jacqueline NewboldCost – $2995

Student’s Watercolor Journals from Provence, France

We share our journals and all the painting we have been doing while enjoying happy hour with French wines and cheese…..  Just look at all these beautiful paintings!  What do you think? Liz’s Journal:  Scenes from Les Beaux, inspired by Yves Brayer, French artist Phillis’s Journal:  Inspired by local costumes Scenes from around our Hotel Robin’s Journal:  Vaison la Romaine The reds of Roussillon Roussillon Beautiful red poppies More beautiful red poppies

Getting Ready for Provence, France

I have been busy getting ready for our upcoming watercolor painting trip to Provence, France.  There will be 14 of us exploring the little hilltop villages.  I am looking forward to sketching these colorful, beautiful villages: Gordes, Roussillon, and Vaison la Romaine.

Exploring the Luberon

First thing – Coffee! This day is absolutely gorgeous!  Today we visited two of France’s Plus Beaux Village (most beautiful villages) of which there are 141.   Before we left the hotel, I demo one of my favorite ways to do quick on-the-go painting sketches. Our first stop was Gordes where we found a wonderful place to stop to take photos. Gordes is a very beautiful old village, perched on the southern edge of the high Plateau de Vaucluse. The stone…

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Making Plans for Painting in Provence, May 2011

I met with Helen yesterday about our upcoming May 9-19 trip to Provence, France.  I am getting so excited about it that I can’t sleep past 4:30 in the morning.   We will be visiting  Roussillon know for it’s red-ochre colors and designated one of the most beautiful villages in France.  Here is a photo that I took when I was there with my family in 2003.  This photo is inspiring me to get to my studio today to paint!  Daniel…

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