Still trying to catch up with the blog. Every day is packed with hours of art and breaks to get lunch and get right back to class. When class is over for the day we have a little down time in order to either go for a walk, continue working on paintings or take a nap. At about 7:00 PM we all get together for wine and aperitifs. We talk and laugh about all the painting that we did that day and the hard lessons learned. Always a fabulous dinner afterwards. The owners of the home and studio are doing a wonderful job. Ainsley and Sally take care of anything to do with accommodations and food and their son Steven is in charge of the art class. The family works in perfect harmony to provide us with everything you could possibly need. It is a charming setting with flowers everywhere and old world style old farm house. I have included some photos showing where we are staying, art studio, photos with the gals and food that we are eating which is a lot different than I am use to. Learning how to paint with pallet knives, Gesso, gel and varnish. Will post some of the art later.
Cappy alone in the art studio.
OK so I really went outside my box when it came time to eat the one quail egg and bread.
Dinner was a fun time to share what went on in the day. Had many laughs and decided that what goes on in France stays in France.
Started with prosciutto and melon. The melon is so sweet.
This was the bag of empty bottle Ainsley the owner was throwing away,
Sally is preparing breakfast for all of us in her lovely French kitchen.
This is where our rooms are and they are so cute.
Our artist hard at work. I am very slow. I am trying to get away from detail and it is so hard for me. We are all learning new techniques.
I guess it is time to eat again.