Friday, October 29, 2010

Making Plans for Painting in Provence, May 2011

I met with Helen yesterday about our upcoming May 9-19 trip to Provence, France.  I am getting so excited about it that I can't sleep past 4:30 in the morning.   We will be visiting  Roussillon know for it's red-ochre colors and designated one of the most beautiful villages in France.  Here is a photo that I took when I was there with my family in 2003.  This photo is inspiring me to get to my studio today to paint!  Daniel Smith Art Supplies has a color I haven't tried yet - Burgundy Red Ochre.  Described as a granulating, reddish-brown earth color, it sounds perfect for trying to capture the ruby glow of Roussillon.  They also have free shipping, so now is a good time to stock up on supplies if you need anything.


Laure Ferlita said...

Sounds FABULOUS, Jacqueline!

I look forward to seeing your results with the burgundy. I've not seen that color but what you describes sound perfect for the photo!

Jacqueline said...

They actually sell the powdered earth in various colors of yellow and reds. I bought some but have not tried using them in my paintings yet. They look neat on my shelf in little glass jars, all lined up.