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White Roses abstract floral acrylic original painting by Wietzie

Itinerary: March 31- April 7, 2018



1pm: Pick up at Nice airport and transported to Bastide La Belle (BLB)

5pm: Welcome drinks

8pm: Three course dinner BLB



9h30-12h30: Landscape painting preparation, concentrating on the relationship between light and colour. Discussing how to achieve a convincing sense of volume and depth in various expressive styles of landscape paintings from abstract to semi-abstract to realistic.

Lunch: Picnic in the French countryside

2h30-5h30: Painting in the French countryside

8pm: Three course dinner BLB



9h30-12h30: Working on your landscape painting

Lunch: Salads on the covered terrace

2h30-5h30: Completing your landscape painting

8pm: Dinner in the lovely village of Tourtour



9h00-12h00am: An early rise and we're off to enjoy the well-renowned Lorgues market. Remember to make some sketches of

geometric lines in buildings as this afternoon we start on our

color field abstract - think Nicolas de Stael or Mark Rothko. 

Lunch: Local restaurant in Lorgues

2h30-5h30: Helpful visual information and discussion on abstract art emphasizing concept, composition, balance, colour, design, form and symbolism. Start on your abstract painting. 

8pm: Three course dinner at BLB


8h30-12h30: Early start to St.Paul de Vence, visit the Maeght Foundation and little art galleries in St. Paul

Lunch: La Colombe d'Or, where Matisse and many other artists paid

for their meal with a painting!

4h30-5h30: Working on your abstract painting

8pm: Three course dinner at BLB


9h30-12h30: Finalize your abstract painting.

Lunch: On the covered terrace at BLB

2h30-5h30: Semi-abstract flower painting preparation,

concentration on the flower as a source of lines, shapes, space, gesture, color and value. You will learn how to create an abstract flower, with a variety of lines inspired by the subject in front of you or the memory of the flower.

6pm: Game of Petanque

8pm: Three course dinner at BLB



Morning: Working on your abstract flower painting

Lunch: On the covered terrace at BLB

2h30-5h30: Finalizing your semi-abstract flower painting

5.30: Wine tasting at Chateau Les Crostes

8pm: Dinner at restaurant in the French countryside



10h00: Goodbyes and transport back to Nice Airport

€2850 pp sharing all inclusive, non-participating partner €2230. Single supplement €780. Our art vacations are limited to 6 persons

Painting en-plein air the white almond blossoms in Provence, France
En-plein air painting in Provence, France
Painting wildflowers en-plein air in Provence, France
En-plein air painting in Provence
Painting en-plein air in Provence, wild flower fields
Painting lilacs en-plein air in Provence, France
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