Original abstract red and pink peonies painting by Wietzie

Itinerary: May 12-19, 2018

Saturday 

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

5pm: Welcome drinks

8pm: Three course dinner BLB

 

Sunday 

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

 

Monday 

9h30-12h30: Working on your landscape painting

Lunch: Lunch at BLB 

2h30-5h30: Completing your landscape painting

8pm: Dinner in Tourtour, a lovely hill top village close to Lorgues

 

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

8h30-12h30: Ferry ride to St. Tropez and a visit to the modern art museum the Annonciade Museum, which reminds us that Saint-Tropez has been one of the most active centres of avant-garde paintings at the beginning of the XXth Century. 

Lunch: Restaurant in the port of St.Tropez

2h00-3h30: Leisure time in St.Tropez

4h30-5h30: Working on your abstract painting

8pm: Three course dinner at BLB

Thursday 

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

 

Friday

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 de Saint Martin

8pm: Dinner in Les Arcs, a medieval village close to Lorgues

 

Saturday

10h00: Goodbyes and transport back to Nice Airport

€2550 pp sharing all inclusive, non-participating partner €1850. Single supplement €780. Our art vacations are limited to 6 persons

En-plein air painting in Provence with Wietzie
Painting en-plein air a wild red poppy field in Provence, south of France with Wietzie
Painting bougainvillea and ancient hilltop villages in Provence with Wietzie
Painting pink and white roses in Provence, France with Wietzie
Painting abstract roses with Wietzie in Provence, France
En-plein air painting Tourtour, Provence with Wietzie