Lynn Gertenbach, an oil painter from South California, has arrived with her students for a week long in Provence.
Luckily, the weather is wonderful, even quite hot. Until last week, it had been chilly in France, even here in Provence, which is very unusual. But now the sun is here and the sky is blue.
We are staying a week long at the same location, la maison aux volets bleus, in Venasque, a charming village in the Luberon.
Here is the group at dinner:
From L to R: Ghislaine, Holly, Betsy, Bobbie, Lynn, Patrish, Josephine and Lori.
After dinner, we had a great surprise. The little tiny village had a special festivity planned: a latin night. There was a DJ playing not only salsa, rumba and merengue but also some disco, hip pop, etc…
Eight of us went to check it out (while Patrish decided to stay at the hotel and read). The minute we got there, Holly and her mother Betsy went on the dance floor and never left it.
Holly and Betsy danced all night long…
Well, the dance floor was gravels since we were on an outside parking lot. Lori, Josephine, Ghislaine, Bobbie, Lynn and I joined them. Luckily, the DJ taught us the moves for all the latin dances so it became sort of a line dance. There were 4-year-old kids dancing the night away as well as older people. Some were really excellent some were just trying out but the most important is that everyone had a blast.
We called it a night around 11PM. Nice start for our week.
To follow the full itinerary of our painting week in Provence, check our site www.frenchescapade.com.