I am putting in lovely Hisako’s testimonial for the Paint-Provence trips, thank you Hisako for starting Paint-Provence with us it could not have been more wonderful.
I just spent a week (5/16-5/23, 2015) at Tessa’s Paint-Provence course, and it was an amazing week. Tessa and her husband David welcomed me so warmly that I felt at home from the moment I arrived till the day I left.
The week went fast. Tessa is a wonderful teacher with enthusiasm and patience, and she gives helpful advice and directions as you learn watercolor painting techniques. Whether you are a beginner or have been painting, this will be a good course, since she keeps the class size small and gives her attention to each person accordingly. The locations she selected for plein air painting are breathtakingly beautiful. At times, the scenery was intoxicatingly beautiful that I almost forgot I was there to paint. Among many places she introduces you to, a visit to the Tuesday Market in Lorgues is a lot of fun. Make sure you have enough room in your suitcase for your finds.
Tessa is not only an artist, but also a professional chef. I loved her cooking and enjoyed the conversations over delicious meals everyday. Their house is surrounded by vineyards and you can actually walk to one of the châteaux to have wine tasting.
It was so enjoyable to paint with Tessa that I am thinking of returning to another session, hopefully next year. Tessa and David, thank you so much for the delightful time I had with you!