SUMMER WORKSHOP IN PROVENCE

July 9, 2021
My first in-person workshop since 2019 actually happened this summer, and oh, was I thrilled! An absolutely delightful group of women met me in my adoptive homeland of Provence to paint and to experience the simple joy of living and being guided by the creative spirit. The participants came from different parts of the United States or France, and truly formed a unique and special friendship during our time together. During this week, we lived immersed in French culture, learned to mix a harmonious palette of colors, practiced painting techniques and the art of letting go! We also experienced generous hospitality from friends, enjoyed delicious food and wine and even got to go to the annual “Fête de la Musique” in Aix-en-Provence!

The group explored Aix-en-Provence, painting at the very sites where Cézanne painted, as well as Saint Rémy de Provence, in the footsteps of Van Gogh. We also experienced the magnificence and wonder of the Montagne Sainte Victoire and the surrounding landscapes. Throughout the week, we took in through our senses the essence of Provence in the summertime, with a backdrop of lavender and the chant of the cicadas. The result was born on the canvas as a celebration of life and creativity!

Thank you to these wonderful, inspiring women for joining me, and for all of the people who helped make this workshop a meaningful and memorable time!
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