When I go to the beach to paint, more often than not, I'm drawn to these trees. I painted these a couple of weeks ago, before I messed up my knee again. I'm struggling in the studio with two larger paintings and watching rain most days. It is a very cool summer.
I returned last week from a wonderful trip to Provence, France where I attended an oil painting workshop taught by Carol Marine. My neighbor Aimee and I flew to Paris and took a train to Avignon where we got picked up and taken to nearby beautiful Chateauneuf de Gadagne where the 10 day workshop was held. Other than learning from Carol, we toured the area, painted in different places, shopped, and enjoyed amazing food and wine. Carol is an excellent teacher. Her demos and suggestions for my painting were very helpful and I'm home with inspiration to paint every day.