Sonja, the teacher on this watercolor workshop to Provence and I (we look just alike with our bags: those are made by Sonja for a previous trip, it shows the countries we both worked in together).
Picture from the cloister at the Mausole de St Paul in St Remy de Provence:
Margie picked the right color for her outfit, matching the painting from Van Gogh: starry night.
This is the back of the Mausole de St Paul that became a hospital where Van Gogh was treated for dementia the last year of his life. When we were there, the lavender was blooming. A real treat!
The garden is such a quiet and meditative place that it was an inspiration for the painters.
Well, not everyone was inspired apparently. Linda preferred to talk to me about solving all the problems in the world!
On the last day, everyone took it easy and decided to work on their paintings from the week. Sonja helped each of them individually so that their painting became a master piece (or almost!).
While everyone had already started to work, I was still relaxing on the terrace, having breakfast. It is hard not to start dreaming with such a view in front of me!
Sandy was not a painter but she helped me a lot to prepare the picnic, making it look nice. That is art too.
It was a fabulous trip. Next year, Sonja Hamilton is coming back to teach on my trips, a watercolor workshop in Spain. Hope you join us!