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 passport in your pocket, including dog walks. All this means that we’ll be spending a great deal of time in our studio.

We’re so glad that while we had the chance we managed to get our Painting in France YouTube channel online. During the past year Monica and myself have been working on a number of Painting and Lifestyle videos together.

So although we can’t get out, I will be shooting a series of video tutorials to help you keep busy and inspired. You can now delve into our archive and get your fix of this beautiful part of the world – a bit of a virtual holiday.

Perhaps you were thinking about a Painting Holiday or workshop but hadn’t booked yet? Or, you are worried that your planned trip will be delayed? We’ll be keeping in touch via our Newsletter and bringing you up to date as best as we can as soon as the situation changes.

My favourite Painting in France YouTube video is the trip we did to Nice this time last year. We take you around the old town, the flower market and art stalls,  and the day ends with a watercolour sketch set on the beach. The perfect antidote to self-isolation. The video set in our local Saturday market in Pezenas is really popular too.

Like a lot of businesses out there our income source has come to a grinding halt with this virus. So, we are really having to push any potential online income. We’d really appreciate it if you could go and take a look at the Painting in France YouTube playlist by clicking on this link – and please subscribe to our channel. It’s free and, fear not, you won’t be bombarded with emails. But it will mean that eventually we’ll be able to support an advertising revenue on the channel which will help us long-term.

Don’t forget, we also have a series of step-by-step tutorials on our website. They are easy to follow and will help you fill the time whilst we’re all in ‘lockdown’.