Friday, January 03, 2020
As the temperature plummets and winter settles in New York, all I can think about is the time I spent in Provence last June. Those were some hot days filled with site seeing, eating, wine drinking, and watercolor painting. Now that's what I call LIFE!
With that kind of view you can't help yourself but to paint it! There is something magical one can experience while painting in plein air a scene such as this. There is a connection to the energy of the day and place, and the elements feed what gets put down on the paper, or canvas.
Even if you're not looking at mountains and valleys there is always a good view in Provence. A simple breakfast such as this one of peaches has great potential to be the subject of a watercolor. With many open markets in almost every little town or village, you are sure to have an endless supply of fresh fruits and vegetables for painting or better yet, eating.
If you would like to experience Provence, it's food, wine, and culture, and would also like to spend your days creating then you should join me this June. I will be teaching a two week plein air sketching course from June 13-26 in Arles. Early registration is open, sign up by January 20 to save some money. Click here for more info and to register.