Plein Air Painting
in Provence France
with Ian Roberts
May 20-29, June 3-12, 2012
The Provence Workshops are small. 12 Maximum.
Only two places available for May. Three for June.
Provence has attracted plein air painters since the idea began 150 years ago. Van Gogh, Gauguin, Bonnard, Corot, Monet. They all came and lived here. It is a painter's paradise.
That is how participant's describe Le Barroux, the small village where I teach the ten day plain air painting course in Provence- a painter's paradise.
The landscape around Le Barroux is so richly articulated that we seldom drive more than five or at most ten minutes to each day's venue. Yet each is very different.
That means we have a good four hour or more session in the morning to scout out a composition and develp a plein air painting of that.
Then a delicious Provencal lunch prepared by a chef in town. A nap and then out again for a four hour session in the afternoon. Each day when I announce it is time to pack up students look up astonished that four hours have by so fast. It's exhilirating. You have insights and revelations about both yourself and the landscape.
We finish with a great meal at the hotel's restaurant, with the camaraderie of fellow artists and knowing we could not have focused more fully on painting then we just did today.
I know you too will love this unspoiled corner of Provence and will return home a better painter with a storehouse of experiences and memories to last a lifetime.
I do hope you can join us for 2012. Please go to ianroberts.com for more photos of the area, to see student works and comments from past workshop participants and for more details and registration.
With best wishes,
Le Barroux, Provence