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Monday, June 20, 2011

Four Go Painting in Provence

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:55 pm

Four Go Painting in Provence, Katherine Tyrrell, Sarah Wimperis, Robyn Sincliar and Ronelle van Wyk
In what would surely count as a dream painting excursion in the eyes of many artists, myself included, four painter/bloggers who are familiar to many, Katherine Tyrrell, Sarah Wimperis, Robyn Sincliar and Ronelle van Wyk, arranged a joint painting trip to Provence in the south of France.

With the exception of Van Wyk, who could only join them for a week, they are staying for several weeks in the department of Vaucluse, of the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

Not only are they painting in the general region of France where Van Gogh and Cézanne painted, they are staying in the home of contemporary painter Julian Merrow-Smith, while he and his wife are in England.

Merrow-Smith is known for his beautiful small paintings as displayed on his blog, Postcard from Provence.

The four have a joint blog devoted to their stay, Four Go Painting In Provence, posting both information about the region and their painted an drawn interpretations of it as they create them, as well as posting work and accounts on their own individual blogs in their usual manner.

The group blog includes links to their individual projects, as well as a page on the places they’ve painted and information on art materials and equipment.

If, like me, this kind of painting trip is high on your list of “would love to do” but not in the current realm of practicality (sigh), you can enjoy vicariously through the blog(s). You can read about their experiences to date, and continue to follow them for the remaining 10 days of their stay.

(Images above: Katherine Tyrrell, Sarah Wimperis, Robyn Sincliar and Ronelle van Wyk)

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  1. Comment by Katherine
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    Wow – thanks Charley! :) We started the blog as it seemed a shame to not share what we’re all getting uptp – plus it’s introduced us all to blogging while away as well as at at home.

  2. Comment by vivien blackburn
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    I was invited and couldn’t go due to teaching committements :>(

    but I’m enjoying the trip vicariously :>)

    maybe next year ….

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Think of it as them laying the groundwork for your trip next year (grin).

    In the meanwhile, other readers can see Vivien Blackburn’s colorful, richly textural evocations of the English countryside, shoreline and waterways here.

  4. Comment by Kathryn
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and yes, this is very high on my painting “to-do” list, or as I like to think of it, my painting “bucket list”! The American Northest is beautiful, but quite as inspirational as Provence.

  5. Comment by Bennett
    Thursday, June 7, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    Wow! These are lovely artworks. Reminds of the country, chateau and the soft glow of afternoon sunshine. iUniverse

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