Roussillon in full colour

Painting holidays in Les Baux de Provence and Van Gogh Country

Dates and Destinations

Painting in the Luberon/Languedoc, one of the hearts of Provence! I have a wonderful villa at my disposal for this period. The amazing red and yellow ochre rocks in contrast with the bright red poppies and the purple of the lavender are a must at this time of year. Close to the beautiful village of Bonnieux there are many places to vist and paint, The price for this trip is €2300 per person and €2050 per non participating partner.

  • September 14th – 21st 2019
  • October 12th – 19th 2019

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A non-returnable deposit of €500 per person will be charged, the balance is due 12 weeks prior to your due date. Full instructions to make payment will be sent to you by email. We will send confirmation as soon as we receive your payment. To reserve using other payment methods please see How to book and pay.
You have your own private room unless you come with a partner or wish to share.
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Tess knows her countryside and her palette very well… She took us to all of the most picturesque places, carefully chosen to capitalize on the weather conditions and our levels of skill, to develop our individual strengths and styles and to challenge us to new levels. I highly recommend a week with Tessa to learn, enjoy, paint, sight-see (and shop, eat and wine-taste!) and let yourself be inspired and challenged as well as spoiled and amazed – at all of the beauty, fun, laughter, great results and good times! I would go back in a minute – any day!

roussillon in provence

Roussillon in Provence

Your Art Course in Roussillon:
An Overview of the Week

As always our week begins with the pick from the Airport or Train Station. The nearest airports are Avignon and Marseille, and the nearest TGV station is in Avignon. We cannot pick you up anywhere else!

Pick up and dinner at the villa.

We stay at the villa and you are taught water colour tecniques. We also cover perspective and composition all of these will be continued to be taught during you week with me. Lunch and dinner at the Villa. Time to swim and walk talk and drink local rose.

Unable to resist the temptation of Roussillon’s beautiful colour. I will teach you colour mixing in the morning and simple drawing techniques to paint a village scene. We will go back to the Villa for lunch and in the afternoon go back to the rocks of Roussillon to paint their amazing formations. Hard work is rewarded with a swim and a sumptious dinner at the villa.

Colours Of Roussillon (Provence)

Colours Of Roussillon (Provence)

We will leave villa for the day taking our picnic lunch with us. I want to teach you to paint the roof tops of Goult and the views beyond. Back to the Villa for a swim and rest before going to Lourmarin’s evening farmers market. We shall have dinner in the Villa.

A day of painting at home. The villa is surrounded by vineyards and lavender so no matter what time of year we paint here there are always paintings to be painted.

A day out in two of the villages. Lacoste in the morning with its extra-ordinary views and pretty little streets and a strange history! We will have our picnic lunch at one of the amazing views and in the afternoon we go to my favourite village Menebres.

A day to collect ourselves, review the week and work on any of the paintings you would like help with and to finish. Cocktails and a special goodbye meal will be at the Villa.

Fond farewells and we take you back either to the airport or the train station.

Paint Provence with Tess in Roussillon

Roof tops in Goult

Amazing sunsets waiting to be painted in Rousillon.

Accomodation at the Villa

I am so excited that we are renting this beautiful Villa from Yvan it’s delightful owners whose parents were both artists themselves. We will also have the opportunity to meet with one of Roussillons local artists Jolaine Meyer( you can google her amazing work) who is kindly showing us her work and studio and she only lives a few minutes away.


Ready for lunch at the villa near Rousillon.


Swimming pool at the villa.


Time for an apéritif?


Relax in the shade.


The main room in the villa.


Late summer reds.

A glass of wine?

Entering the Villa.

Traditionally styled kitchen.

With Paint Provence we will…

  • Pick you up from and take you back to the airport.
  • Drive you to some of our most stunning scenic destinations.
  • Provide delicious home-made breakfast, lunches, picnic lunches and dinner by our chef.
  • Wine tasting at several of our local châteaux just a walk away

Places we paint…

Paint Provence with Tess in Roussillon

Tessa and Thomas in Lacoste.

Paint Provence with Tess in Roussillon

Sunset over Bonnieux

The fascinating geography of Provence.

…and from a different angle.

Paint Provence with Tess in Roussillon

Iron gates in Roussillon

Roussillon en Provence

Red rocks of Roussillon

Don't worry I'll carry the sun hats!

Don’t worry I’ll carry the sun hats!

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