Staying in Provence

Shari Blaukopf’s sketching workshop was over but before leaving the Hotel du Poète in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, I did a quick 20 minute sketch in the hotel’s beautiful grounds complete with deck chairs and exotic plants.

Jeff-sketch-at-Hotel-du-Poete-02

We later met up with relatives from Germany who would join us for several more days in Provence. After spending the afternoon in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, we drove down to Le Mas D’Hermès, a wonderful farm B & B in the town of Plan d’Orgon, south of Avignon. The stone farm house was built in the 1890’s and has been beautifully converted to a three-room B & B. More on this great B & B later…

Le Mas D’Hermès

The next day we travelled to the picturesque village of Venasque with it’s charming narrow passageways and ancient church dating back to the 11th century. It was a very hot day and the town is less well known so we had it practically to ourselves.

The village of Venasque

After a light lunch at Le Petit Chose overlooking the valley, we meandered through the village and I found a good subject for drawing.

 

 

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

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