January 26, 2009

~Plein Air Workshop in France~

The winter blahs and it's only January still, let's see, I have until May before it's actually warm here and I can't stop thinking of taking a lovely plein air painting class in southern France, near Provence and the city of Valence where the Moulin de Perrot, a several centuries old mill awaits me. Really, how would you like to spend a week here?

I can almost feel the warmth on my face. Oops...back to reality.

You can take different classes with famous painters and enter a beautiful and secret world of masters and learn techniques and philosophies of painting. I often take classes just because, although I always learn something. It may be as simple as a new brush I have never used, a new colour, sometimes I think I only like this one pink and then I'm introduced to a new pink, it's magical!!!

Another example from one of the instructors here. Look at all the colours used, ahhh...beautiful!!!

(all images from MD Perrot Workshop)
And lastly...I really wish I were here right now! I love painting outside with my easel, a little chair, my oils, linen, a visor and some sunscreen on. The heat on my face, the warm smells of the earth. The brush against my skin when a warm breeze goes by. The numerous sounds of all the bugs and the birds chirping from the trees. As if they are singing just for me. And when I'm all done with my painting and take it out a week later, it's amazing that I can still remember all that.
Oh...how I wish I could experience that with everyone! And a glass of wine.
Au revoir
~Miss Kris~


Angela said...

how pretty. i bet i can become more inspired over there too.

Anonymous said...

This sounds SO delightful, stress-free and inspiring. I don't paint {so not talented that way ;)} but I would love to come along!

gina said...

What a great way to keep your memories close at heart. I can't wait til you go and come back and post all your beautiful paintings.

annechovie said...

Sounds perfect, Kris! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Unknown said...

It's amazing how looking at these painting can take me to another world entirely! I can almost smell the flowers and feel more tranquil and at ease instantly! Beautiful, just beautiful! How I envy anybody who can create art like this! Thank you for sharing my dear Kris! Also, thank you for your too~sweet words always on my site! You are so sweet and eloquent!
Best wishes for a wonderful day!

gina said...

Hello Miss Kriss,
I have been "book tagged" and now I am tagging you. It is quick and fun come to my blog to find out.

Joyce said...

This sounds perfect to me. Only 6 more weeks and spring will be here.

kate said...

i want to come

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