On this plein air painting workshop retreat to the south of France in the Dordogne region, we’ll explore and paint the inspirational beauty of the area, from rolling countryside to rugged cliffs, with quaint historic villages, traditional French markets and medieval castles. We’ll experience the joy, vibrance and freedom of gouache paint to capture what we see.
You’ll learn how to bring your paintings to life with color to create light, space, dynamic movement and feeling.
This workshop is open to beginners and advanced artists.
Julia will teach and demonstrate daily, as well as provide plenty of one-on-one instruction at your easel.
We’ll follow trips to local areas with sessions in the generously lit and spacious Perigord Retreat studio, where we can develop sketches while they are still fresh. We’ll blend painting on location, studio time and instruction with plenty of time for relaxation and enjoyment.
Bring your own favorite paints, or get supplied from our optional gouache kit of paint, brushes and papers. We’ll have a suggested list of supplies closer to the trip.