South of France Painting Workshop - Summer 2019

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The “Ooh La La! You Did That In France!”

Experimental Plein Air Workshop,

With Suzanne Tevlin
July 30 to August 9

This is still just a draft. I'll be adding more details over the next couple of days.

I've just been asked to give a Painting Workshop in the South of France. It's to be held at  Le Vieux Couvent  an artist's retreat near Toulouse, between July 30 and August 9, 2019 (this summer). It is an absolutely beautiful spot and the package includes gourmet meals, exquisitely arranged accommodations, as well many delightful views to paint and meander through. It sounds like Heaven! Let me know if you are interested and I will let you know directly as more details become available. I can take 12 arty types with me. It will be mainly oil, waterbased or mixed media painting, out of doors.

The 10 day painting workshop that I will lead in the south of France will be an event of artistic magnificence. If you are a dabbler, a Sunday painter, a gifted amateur, or an artist of some skill in need of other creatives to get you back on track, this will be the perfect setting. Toulouse is where Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was born and, as we all know, bore the title of Count. His chateaux, and the chateaux of his relies, are all close by. Some of the most wonderful culinary delicacies come from this area of France. What a treat we will have, painting everyday, visiting villages and museums and eating like kings.....heaven. The artists retreat has been in operation for 20 years and is as beautiful as one can imagine.

The cost will be $4650 Cdn
Payment may be made in 3 instalments:
February 1, 2019 - an initial down payment of $850 Cdn, to hold your place.
March 31, 2019 - a second instalment of $2000 Cdn.
April 25, 2019 - a final instalment of $1800 Cdn. 

Here'a a link to Le Vieux Couvent.

Your art supplies (I will post a list of what I will be bringing as a guidline for you)

Art Supplies


Inktense Blocks

Inktense Pencils

Inktense Travelling Pan Set -12 halfpan set

Watercolour  Sennelier - 24 halfpan set

Coloured Pencils

Watersoluble Graphite Pencils

De Vinci Travelling Brushes 2/3

Micron Coloured Ink Pens – sepias +

Pilot V5 Black Ink Pen

Mechanical Pencil .5 lead

Pebeo White Paint .5 nib

Flemish Dryer Medium

End tubes of paint

Lead White –small tube

6 brushes - 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large


Arches Watercolour Blocks 2+ – work on one while the other dries then alternate

Buff Coloured Spiral Sketch – paper should be heavy & smooth

Archival Gessoed Boards – if you work from a coloured ground prepare the panels before you leave home

Watercolour Spiral Journal

Moleskin Journal

If I’m walking any distance I tend to do w/c studies during the day and then work up a small oil in the evening. If I’m close to home I will spend the day/afternoon on the work.

I will be adding more to this page over the next few days.

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