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Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Painting Trip to Southern France !!!


Domaine Haut Baran
Our Quarters for Ten Glorious Days

Lavendar and Poppies
Location: Southern France

Oh My Goodness !!! I almost forgot to post this great upcoming event here!! I am soooo excited to be taking a group of 15 painters (and non painters) to this great location near Toulouse, France that my head has been in the clouds over it !!!

June 28 to July 8, 2012, we will be smack in the rural countryside of the Perigord region of France, which will be saturated with blooming Lavender fields and blooming sunflower fields! Yikes! The color!! The aromas!! The rolling countryside in this region is simply, to put it mildly, beautiful! And the foods . . . . . !!! OMG !! Can you imagine fresh, warm Croissants with your morning coffee every morning? Can you picture you and your friends at a long dinner table being served the finest French cuisines by your hosts . . . .and . . . . .the laughter and chatter about the day's adventures? Can you? And what about (perhaps) standing up to your hips in wild flowers painting the fields and and local chateaus? Sound romantic ?

We will also have a studio in which to paint and a fine villa in which to stay (see photo above) while being hosted by a charming couple. The lodgings are tip top quality and quite reflective of the surrounding region's culture and heritage. There will be side trips during the ten days to ancient villages where you can shop, sight see and snack / dine on the local fare. Wines? Of course! Fromages? Bien Sur!!

My fantastic wife, Diana, and I have taken groups to Europe four times before this. We are most excited to be able to host both painters and non painters at this fabulous place. If you have never met Diana, you are in for a treat! She is lively and full of mischief and fun. She'll keep us giggling for much of the trip, I promise!

Interested? Know someone who might be interested ? Check more out at Domaine Haut Baran. There are lots of pictures and loads of information there to drink in and arouse your senses. If you are interested in learning more you can email me at mebaileyart@comcast.net. I will answer all your questions, including the most important one of price, and be able to put you in touch with our hosts so you can explore the possibilities directly with them.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Mike

3 comments:

Frederick said...

oh what memories you give me of this beautiful part of Europe. May your painting expedition give you all the joy you seek.
frederick/
barbados

Bhavna said...

I was really fascinated by your blog.I consider my creative inclination a wonderful gift to produce artwork and my inspiration is my inner self and world around me. There is an attempt to create a powerful emotional bond that reaches the heart and soul of the viewer.As an artist, I have explored variety of themes and ideas. The exploration clearly reflects the diversity and escapades of my journey of evolving experience and confidence in my work. Paintings as jubilation, emancipation express different emotions like hope, joy, calmness or motivation while abstract waterscape is just vibrant and full of life.

Susie Slater said...

Hi Mike! I don't know how you found me but I am happy you did. Watercolor has been my medium for decades (don't ask how many!). I live in a somewhat remote area of Western Massachusetts where the deer and coyotes roam. Wildlife may be may be "trite" subject matter but will forever be a daily inspiration. I too sent a painting for consideration to China-since I'm not a J. Salminen or Cheng Kee Chee I will probably be out-in-the ozone but I try I must. Good luck to you! If ever you have any workshops on the East Coast-PLEASE EMAIL ME!! Many thanks, Evelyn Susie Slater (susieslater.artspan.com)