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Multi-coloured Trees of Joucas

We’re dropped off in Joucas and the theme for the morning is to paint the whole page simultaneously with a tapestry of colours. I start off with the church which appeals as it has a cypress tree each side of the main door – and at the moment I love drawing and painting cypress trees!…
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Painting Roussillon

Drive to a spot where we can see the red stone houses of Roussillon in the distance – but we are soon rained off so spend the rest of the morning painting in the studio. In the afternoon the rain stops so we go back to paint Roussillon.  

Painting in Saignon

Mark tells us that human sacrifices took place on the flat rock which I spend the morning painting – but another theory is that it was used as an observatory. We are encouraged to use a reduced palette with just one range of colours. In the afternoon we drive to a local forest with wonderful…
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Isle-sur-la Sorgue

In the morning get taken to the market in Isle-sur-la Sorgue. It’s a particularly vibrant market and as usual at a French market I am struck by the wonderful displays of vegetables. Why can’t we do the same here? In the afternoon we go out to a local chateau   with limited materials and draw with…
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En Route to Avignon

Get on a train just after 7 am at St Pancras and 5 ½ hours later I’m met at Avignon by David Atkinson. The beginning of a week’s painting in Provence at Les Bassacs. We are 12 students in total with Mark Cazalet, whom I’d known from England, as the teacher. Les Bassacs is a…
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