Back from Provence

Well, I’m back from 8 days in beautiful Provence, painting the countryside with a group of plein air pastelists.  We stayed in a monastery not far from Arles and Avignon, called L’Abbaye de St. Michel de Frigolet, and each day took a painting excursion to a different locale, including Nimes, Arles, Les Baux, and the Camargue coastal region.  We also spent a few days painting the hills and meadows of the monastery property, including what we called the “dancing trees” which were trees whose trunks were tilted as a result of the strong Mistral wind that blows through the Rhone Valley.  Here’s one of my plein air paintings of the beautiful afternoon light of Provence as seen through the trees at the monastery.

Lumiere de L’Apres-Midi

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