“Wintertime painting is perhaps when my soul has its strongest expression. In all other seasons we are caught by the surface beauty that could be an obstacle to understanding that which is invisible. Whereas in winter, one can see the inner bones of nature; its structure in the bare trees that allows us to see that which is beyond them – into infinity.
Winter awakens compassion as we meet with our own soul in that austere time of year and search for Truth, and search for the true meaning of our lives. The wind and cold penetrate our being to the point that our souls are stripped down to the essence of the present moment. A clear lucidity of life and wisdom emerges. Creating has to do with the soul. May my soul touch yours.”
Jill Steenhuis —
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Discover the magic of painting in Provence during a week-long oil painting workshop.
You will be guided by Jill, who has been living and painting in the landscapes of Provence for over 40 years. This is a truly immersive art experience in which you will live like a local and paint from some of the best spots Provence has to offer.
2-Day Oil Painting Workshops – All Levels Welcome
The workshop will concentrate on color theory, oil painting techniques and the creative process. You will learn how to mix a harmonious palette with a broad range of colors.
Online Course - 2.5 Days Live Instruction — All Levels Welcome
You will learn how to mix a harmonious palette with a broad range of colors, gain insights into the process of painting and complete 2-3 of your own oil paintings.
My online painting workshops
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