Observe, sketch, paint the Rhone valley.
The world is at the end of your paintbrush. Prove that to yourself this June: join us to be inspired in the south of France. Focus your art and fill your sketchbook with the wonders and adventure of travel. Follow the road of the masters and troubadours! Inspiration is at its best!
We’ll follow the paths many masters who, under the enchantment of this landscape, invented courtly love 900 years ago. These were painters, poets and musicians who created many of the classics that we know and speak of today, painters to the likes of Monet, Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso. Learn some of their techniques; add a few pixels to your images and music to your thoughts.
We’ll venture from the village of Gaujac each day, sketchbooks in hand, to explore the country pleasures of the Rhone valley and Provence. We’ll return to the Rhone Retreat for time to draw and paint our daily inspirations. We’ll gather again in the evenings before dinner to reflect to one another, a glass of wine in hand, and indulge in more visionary inspirations.
Paul Cezanne might have said it best “Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.” These are some of the doors we’ll open on excursions from Gaujac this June: