One of my absolute favorite places to paint on location (in the world!) is the Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery. The grounds are full of gardens including a lovely lavender field and a few sundials. This was the home of Vincent Van Gogh during his very troubled time of May 1889 to May 1890. Vincent's small room had a window looking out over the gardens behind the buildings.
|Painting out back|
|The lavender rows gave us great practice on perspective!|
|Our lesson for the day was how to draw and paint arches.|
|Suddenly a flock of French school children descend upon as and give us painting advice.|