No previous painting experience required! Easy techniques.
This tour coincides with the peonies and roses, irises and poppies of spring!
Imagine then basing yourself in a charming French villa in rural France, where we have our own painting studio space and easels, and even a ballroom studio, where you will paint your own impressions and treat it as home whilst you explore the very area where Monet came to paint on holidays as well as chateaux, the beaux arts, the lakes, woodlands, fresh produce markets and picturesque towns. We have two equally gorgeous villas virtually next door to each other.
and it has been a long held dream of mine to take painting enthusiasts to France to study the Impressionist painters in Paris and to follow in the footsteps of Monet in rural France and paint the same area, the produce and live the life.
One of them is a converted auberge, typical of a charming French farmhouse style dwelling, and the other once belonged to a barrel maker, and has a gorgeous orchard and a grange. Both have shuttered windows and are divine to spend time in. You will have your own room.
Monet enjoyed painting in the region and Georges Sand, the writer and lover of Chopin, wrote about this region.
Enjoy the landscape of the Creuse valleys and the pretty towns where the Impressionists painted.
- A series of email French Art Lessons which give you some great snippets of info about where we are going and the artists so you get more out of your tour when you are there and some French Art School Elessons sequences you can enjoy when you come home.
A beautiful poppies painting painted from the local red poppies,
acrylic on canvas with a fast technique I have for you.
|Learn how to use acrylics in a fresh new way you'll find exhilarating|
Learn to paint a rose with everything but a paint brush in my liberating painting exercise on tour
There's nothing like the elegance of a Paris Tea Salon we will be visiting.
Stroll the Champs Eylsees and dream which would be your favourite Paris apartment
After breakfast at the hotel we check out of our rooms and meet up with our driver to transfer to the Limousin and the next stage of our tour.
First stop is Chateau de Villandry, known for its beautiful interior, manicured lake, garden of love with the best view of the garden design from the turret and stunning potager gardens. Enjoy a prepacked picnic lunch and refreshments.
|L'Hirondelle, one of our two accommodations|
The Ballroom painting studio at L'Hirondelle. Once upon a time the whole village came here to dance and play
music. The French couple who live next door got married here! We will use this room to paint!
|All the rooms are single with a queen or a single bed so you can enjoy having your own space. This one has French shutters so you can enjoy the view across the hamlet and the countryside. All of the rooms are lovely.|
2. L’a Tonnellerie
|La Tonnellerie, the second French villa for our accommodation has its own orchard and grange|
|The grange at La Tonnellerie|
|Another peek at La Tonnellerie ,a very comfy villa with rooms with a view over the countryside|
|Plenty of places to enjoy the garden and a glass of wine after class!|
After you settle into your French home, we will get together for dinner French Style and aperitifs at L'Hirondelle.
Jacqueline Coates wishes to advise she takes no responsibility for any extra calories gained on tour.
Here is a fruit flan from the local patisserie, standard morning tea fare whilst painting.
Studying Impressionism can help your painting. Here is a quick study similar to what we might do.
Below is a study after Manet the impressionist painter of a detail of his painting of a peony.
Dinner French style prepared by our in house cook.
Some free time later afternoon followed by...
After your painting session enjoy some free time for clean up and communications home whilst we prepare a beautiful meal for you.
Do as you please, relax, read, enjoy a walk, or paint with Jac. Enjoy a charming walk between hamlets and through forest. It's up to you.
|The stunning village of Dun Le Pastel where we will enjoy |
our farewell dinner at a restaurant by the river
Artwork must be taken with you. Please plan and allow for it in your luggage allowance of approx. 2 kilos. Emirates gives you 30 kilos travel allowance for baggage, and 7 kilos carry on.
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