Painting in France: The art of Travel journals.

Ever since I started travelling more earnestly - back in a previous century - I've done my best to keep a travel journal. Looking back at them now, some were just a series of rough dates and towns, purely a reminder of where I'd actually been.  On a motorcycle trip overland to Kathmandu in 2005/6 [...]


Painting Holidays in the South of France – here we go!

Our first Painting Holiday guests arrived at the end of May, as temperatures began to rise - four ladies from America: Kasia and Mary Jo travelling together from just outside Washington and Emanda, with her mother Sandra, all the way from Texas. Coincidentally, they'd spent a few days enjoying the sights of Paris before taking [...]


Painting workshops in the south of France: Update

Painting workshops in France and Spring is in the air. You can always tell, when old friends return to these warmer climes from their Northern winter hibernations and all are keen to draw and paint sunlit scenes. Freshly brewed coffee and a fine selection of chocolate biscuits also help.. For the past two weeks several [...]


Painting in France goes painting in South Africa..

January 2018. Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa. We've been visiting Monica's family over Christmas which has been a new experience for me - my first 'hot' Christmas. Looking at the weather currently lashing Europe, it was a good move. While we were here we visited the Montagu Nature Garden and Hugo De Wet, proprietor [...]


Painting in France – Oil painting for the first time.

Here at Painting in France, I have been teaching the intricacies of Watercolour Painting for many years. I've been happy applying washes, working wet into wet, wet onto dry - until a few weeks ago when I decided to take the plunge and try working in oils. Up until now I confess that I've steered [...]


Painting holidays and Workshops in France

Painting holidays and workshops in the south of France. Here's a photographic montage of some of the highlights from both en plein air days and studio time throughout the year. As you can see from the photos, we've certainly had lots of variety with a wide range of subjects being drawn and painted. We're busy [...]


Painting workshops in France – Canal du Midi.

A warm autumn afternoon here in the Languedoc, with our painting workshops in France alongside the Canal du Midi - and what better way of passing a few hours.  Le Somail is a beautiful setting with a number of small cafes and restaurants placed around the central bridge. In the 17th century, the town was [...]


Painting en plein air in the south of France…

  The end of May and temperatures are rising here in the Languedoc. This week we've been busy every day with painting holiday guests and regulars - painting en plein air as well as two studio days. Scenes have varied from fast flowing rivers to ancient watermills and restored wind mills. What's proved popular is [...]