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Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Provencal Irises"

"Provencal Irises"
6"x8" oil on board

This is another painting from the Julian Merrow-Smith workshop. Julian worked with several of us; doing a short demo, explaining the process, and giving advice. For some photos of us at work, take a look here (Julian is in the orange fleece); and for our paintings, look here (scroll down to irises).

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Provencal Window"

"Provencal Window"
8"x6" oil on panel

my paintings ready to be packed up for the show


I'm back from France, where blogging from my ipad didn't go so well. It was such a great trip. If you have the opportunity to take a workshop with Julian Merrow-Smith next year, grab it. An amazing experience.

Above is my painting of a window at La Madelene, the wonderful house where we stayed. Several people were captivated by the house, and Julian showed us examples of how painters have treated shadows on this type of building. It was fun playing with color!

This painting will be in our show at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery that opens this weekend. I'd love to see you at the opening, which runs from 4-7PM. The other photo shows my 14 paintings all framed and ready for packing up to take to the gallery. They are all there now, ready for the show.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Julian Merrow-Smith workshop

Farmhouse
~ 4"x6" oil on board

It's wonderful here in Provence with Julian and his first group of painters. We are being well taken care of by Philip and Jude, with fabulous food and wine and their beautiful house. Ruth and Louis join us for lunch. So far we've all painted near the house; farms, vines, cherry trees, irises, vistas of Mount Ventoux. This farm is behind the house.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Off to France and Upcoming Show

"Boatyard"
10"x10" oil on Raymar panel

Lucky Lady
10"x10" oil on Raymar panel

Sunset at Minsterial Island
6"x12" oil on Ramar panel

Millpond
16"x16" oil on canvas

Above are a few of my recent paintings that will be part of the upcoming show at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery in June and July. We'll have an opening from 4-7 at the gallery on Saturday, June 1, and I'd love to see you there.

Tomorrow evening I'm off to France for a few days in Vaison-la-Romaine, and then a week of studying with Julian Merrow-Smith, of Postcards from Provence fame. I am so excited about this trip, and will be posting as I go. What a fabulous opportunity, to study with Julian. And an interestingly organized workshop, with everything provided for the students, all materials and equipment. We students are saying at La Madelene, where the food and will wine will no doubt be superb. What could be more fun?