Our top painting destinations
Our top painting destinations and how to get the best out of painting en plein air. Have you dreamed about painting abroad, but are not sure where to go and what [...]
Come paint in Morocco with us in 2023
As you might have noticed on our program of painting holidays for next year, we are venturing a little further afield to Morocco. So, why not come to paint with us in Morocco in [...]
The logistics of travelling to France post COVID
Finally, the world feels like it opening up again. Each day, the travel between countries seems to be a little less restricted. And, the good news is that we can finally welcome all our lovely [...]
Painting in France YouTube channel
Here in France we are on a serious 'lock-down'. This means that we're housebound with trips out being limited to supermarkets and pharmacies. Light local exercise is permitted albeit with a printed statement and [...]
A New Life in the Sun – Our 5 Minutes of Fame
We all sometime wonder what it must be like to be in the limelight, how would we handle it? Our opportunity came along this summer when we got through the selection process to be filmed [...]
A taste of France
When one thinks about France, one of the first things to come to mind is the food. Cute little corner cafés, freshly baked French breads, the array of French cheeses; the fresh seasonal delights of [...]
Painting in France: Béziers – a new painting location?
January - and we're both busy planning dates for workshops and classes (Painting and Cooking) plus fine-tuning our plans for this years' Painting Holidays in France. At this time of year we're often on the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In search of the perfect location
One of the many positive aspects of setting up our painting holidays in France is the on-going research and exploration that we do to refine the itineraries for each of our holidays. We are very [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Painting Holiday of the Month!
Excellent news to see that we've made 'Holiday of the month' in the summer edition of Leisure Painter magazine and we've already had bookings through this - Thank you Leisure Painter! The next weeks for [...]
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 [...]
South Africa – Painting en plein air. Nearly.
I've realised that I'm not averse to some winter sunshine, and there was plenty during our family visit to South Africa - Montagu, Western Cape to be exact. While I was there, I was invited [...]
Painting by drone
Autumn in the air and what I love about this area is that the sun keeps shining – most of the time. Last week, I was out painting en plein air and making our first [...]