Provence – Finale

The last days in this beautiful place were frantic trying to paint and remember everything. Early mornings were great for the light, and several days found us at the patisserie in Roussillon at 7:30 and painting by 8:00.

 

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Before I went to the airport to come home, our group went to the town of Martigues, near Marseille. It is called “La Petite Venise” because of all the canals and colorful boats and buildings. It would have been a gorgeous place to paint if we hadn’t had to contend with the mistral and rain. We did find a charming cafe that looked out on the canal so we did some sketches and ate “marmite de la mer,” a fish soup similar to bouillabaisse. 

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Provence was magical as always, and painting at all hours in our little blue and yellow gite was special.

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Thank you all for your kind comments. Stay tuned for a trip to England and the British Open in July, and I hope to paint enough to finish my third Blue Vase book. But for now, after an exhausting but completely satisfying long day and the prospect of a very early flight back to the US in the morning….. room service! Bon nuit!

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10 thoughts on “Provence – Finale

  1. Thanks for the “NO JET LAG” tour of Provence! Best wishes for a safe return
    and please let us know when you are home. Paul

  2. I find myself looking forward to every ‘next’ entry, Mary Ann. The paintings and the scenery from your travels brighten my day every time they arrive. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and your work with us. Diane Strickland Turner

  3. Mary Ann , What an incredible experience I had , living through your eyes! I hope you know how important your sharing is, as the photographer, the artist, the writer. Your postings enabled me to have the joy of the experience, very close to being there. Vicki Yes, ready for the next trip in July !

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  4. Mary Ann, I would love to know the name of the restaurant at which you enjoyed the marmite de la mer in Martigues. Thanks for you “always fun” blog!

      • Thanks very much! We will plan to eat there, and perhaps overnight in Martigues on the last night of our Provence sojourn in October. I enjoy your blog and your wonderful paintings so much! Inspiring indeed. Thank you again.

  5. Love how your make everything look so bright and happy. Know the weather was a bit rough, but you made the most of it. Two trips to Europe in one summer – WOW!

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