A highlight of the Vence 8-Day 2023 Painting Workshop was our incredible painting day at the Villa et Jardin Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
This experience was a long time coming as I had planned it way back in 2019 for an anticipated 2020 workshop. My kind contact, Angela, helped me make it special and was able to re-activate the plan for Our Incredible Painting Day at Villa et Jardin Ephrussi de Rothschild.
Having personal contacts does make such a difference in the quality of my painting workshops and provides a personal touch for all who participate. People and Canines made the Vence 8-Day 2023 Painting Workshop extra warm and welcoming to my group!
The day began in the rain! We departed from our home base in Vence and made our way to the Villa. We were thrilled that the rain stopped upon our arrival at the parking area and we entered the Villa, met Angela in person, and at her recommendation proceeded to the Spanish Garden for painting.
It was gorgeous and afforded an incredible view though the lush vegetation out to the Bay and across to Villefranche sur Mer. It was a great privilege to paint a classic Mediterranean view from this peaceful and private vantage point.
Several gorgeous paintings were made that morning.
Here are some of them with the artists that created them.
After our sustained painting time, we broke for a delicious lunch at the best table at the lovely Beatrice Tea Room, the restaurant housed in the original dining room of the Villa.
Afterwards the sun came out just in time for our private guided tour of the Villa and the entire garden. It is famous for a reason and we enjoyed it so much in person and were able to gather photographs for use in making future studio paintings.
We gathered our painting gear, visited the gift shop, and were shocked to emerge into another rain storm. Our painting and touring time was sandwiched by the rain.
We were so lucky that the weather cooperated for our Incredible Painting Day at Villa et Jardin Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild during our Vence 8-Day 2023 Painting Workshop!
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