I got a call a while ago to teach a painting workshop in the south of France this fall.
I jumped on the chance of course, what could be better than a week in a beautiful villa teaching people something I love to do? I added a week onto the beginning of the trip so I could travel with my husband Ken.
I always find it challenging to paint and draw while I’m on vacation, We are always on the move, trying to see so much, we tend to forget to stop and just relax.
I sketched a bit in Paris and the beginning of our travels in Provence, super quick drawings with an ink brush, pencil and crayons. I love drawing the architecture, landscapes and the people when I’m traveling.
Then I stepped in hole in the street where there was a missing cobble… and fractured a bone and tore ligaments in my foot. I had much more time to sit around now.
As disappointing as this was I held myself together. I focused much more on the details and enjoyed the colors, smells and very long meals! I pulled out my gouache and captured the houses and landscapes around me.
It was beautiful teaching at the villa after touring around a for a week. There were wonderful participants who helped me get around and truly made the week perfect, delicious food and weather and lots and lots of creativity.
We had made art, we got to know one another, laughed, (they did yoga and I sat on the side with my foot up) and we ate like there would never be another meal.
I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked of the workshop but I do have to say, I really enjoy teaching,
There's lots more I could write about but I hope you enjoyed this sliver of my trip. x, Jennifer