Students are starting to arrive in St. Remy de Provence. The weather is beautiful, sunny and warm with a slight breeze - perfect for painting plein aire. Helen has never been to St. Remy de Provence so we walk around the town. The ancient village is surrounded by an old Roman wall. We find a fountain dedicated to Nostradamus, born here and credited with predicting numerous events in world history, from the Great Fire of London, the rise of Napoleon of France and Adolf Hitler, to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Walking around the old town we end up at La Place du Favier - this will be one of our painting site.
|Janviere, Mary Ann and Sharon exploring La Place Favier, St. Remy de Provence|
|Janviere finishes her beautiful poppy painting!|
|Kendra and I show our paintings|
|Sunlit wall in St. Remy|
|Here is my journal painting of the sunlit wall in St. Remy|
After everyone has arrived we have a scrumptious sunset dinner on the terrace: pate, carrot salad, tabouli, an array of French cheeses, saucisson and of course French bread and Cote du Rhone wine. We have the most spectacular apple tart for dessert! The perfect sweet for a fabulous day!
Oh and I almost forgot, but here is a close up photo of my petite palette used for painting-on-the-go that Laure asked to see!