On the third day of this unbelievably enjoyable and productive sketching workshop (with Shari Blaukopf organized by French Escapade) we went to the picturesque village of Oppède Le Vieux. Shari did a demo painting and discussion of mixing various combinations of colors to make interesting grays. The stone buildings were the subject and the information on mixing grays was very useful. While she was setting up her painting materials, we did quick preliminary drawings of the subject that we would later draw and paint.
After a HOT morning of sketching we had a refreshing picnic lunch under a grove of olive trees and looked in the village for a shady spot to do another drawing in the afternoon. There was a large tree with speeding branches in the village. We all set up in the shade of this tree and did our still life vignette of some flower pots and the corner of an interesting stone building. Another hot but very enjoyable day in Provence. Our next destination was market day at L’ile sur la Sorgue … stay tuned.