Watercolor Retreat in Provence
June 2020

 

FORCALQUIER (04)

 

 

 

From 14th to 19th of  june 2020
Setting : Forcalquier (Luberon 04)

Native area of the famous writor Jean Giono, never ending place of inspirition for paintors from Van Gogh, Cezanne, to Matisse, and so many others… Provence ever remains the area of art and nature lovers.
Beautiful village on the road to lavender, 20 mn of car from Manosque on the one side, and Sisteron on the other, Forcalquier is the heart of the Luberon area and its Natural Parc.
Courtesy to the impressionists, we will discover the most beautiful provincial landscapes, the large lavender fields and their fragrances, or the typical provincial Mas surrounded with olive trees.

ARRIVALS : Sunday the 16th of June at 6.00 Pm

 

 First meeting will involve technical explanations about the course itself, and the first notions of composition of forming ideas for your subject work.

 

DURING THE RETREAT :

From Monday to Thursday : outside painting
(Except in case of bad weather : inside doors painting)
WEDNESDAY : Free time up to 2.30 pm

TIME
From 9.30-12.30am – 01.30-3.30 Pm
(Time can be different on bad weather…)

COURSE DESCRIPTION : Fluent English spoken

The Course is for all levels, and in small groups to enable individuals to feel at ease, share and gain the most from the course.

Discovery of the water, how to let it fuse, how to “manage” it, with a real wet on wet approach.

Learn how to mix the colours, learn how to know one’s pallet and learn how to use it to obtain depth and transparent shades and tones.

How to obtain fluid watercolours, light but dynamic, how to compose form and depth, contrasts, and an equilibrate composition with a good balanced drawing. There are many facets to achieve a beautiful water-painting.

The course, will enable you to learn how to paint various subjects, as well in the Studio: flowers, fruits, (apricots, peaches,.) as outside : beautiful villages, views and landscapes.

How to capture the beautiful landscapes, how to transmit one’s painting and all its light, almost its fragrance! This will be our approach during the course, which aims to be relaxed, pleasant and friendly, where each person can work at one’s own rhythm, its own level and in the respect of each individual.