Like promised yesterday and the day before, here is the post about the artists making their paint.
Yesterday, they bought their natural pigment (ochre) in Roussillon. Today, they are making paint. The key ingredients are: a candy (that has gum arabic in it) and distilled water. You boil the water and then add the gum until it gets dissolved. Once it is all liquid, just add the pigment and …voila!
In the picture above, you can also see a brush that each student had made with rubber.
Here are some of the work from the students: their assignment was to paint something from Roussillon. Since everything is red, orange or yellow in Roussillon (the houses in the village of Roussillon are painted with ochre that is why you have that shade of color), that is the perfect thing to paint with ochre.
Some people “cheated” and used blue, which is a synthetic pigment.
Having an ipad is very useful for artists.
They worked for a few hours and were only interrupted for lunch. I did go shopping while they were working and bought fresh products. Then I prepared a tomato-mozzarella-basil salad, a mushrooms-carrots-spinach-arugola salad, a beat salad, roasted chicken (ok, yes I didn’t prepare it, I bought it but still, I had to cut it into pieces). They were also different kinds of bread, a cheese board with brie and blue cheese and strawberries.
In the afternoon, everyone did their own thing: some continued their paintings, Dick went outside to paint the courtyard, some went for a walk in the village and some walked by their bed and it grabbed them they said !!!! So they disappeared for one hour!
That didn’t stop Sonja from working and demonstrating. Here is the demo from the afternoon.
Busy day for everyone. Tomorrow, off we go to a different village !