Today is our last day at Atelier de la Rose in Montcabrier. This peaceful place is a wonderful buffer from the excitement and activity of London and Paris. We have had the opportunity to relax and paint, getting into a slower rhythm. A few days ago we hiked the circuit of valley below the village. It involves hiking down a steep trail from the village, across the valley floor, passing the soccer field, and then traversing the hillside we have been viewing from our patio. The return is through a beautiful forest on the valley floor and then a long, slow climb back to the village.
We also took a trip to Chateau Eugenie for some wine. This was the wine we had on the day Sally took us to Pech Merle and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. It was so good we wanted to taste their full line and get some for the next two months.
Finally, there has been time for painting as well. Here are a couple of interpretations of the hill towns in this area during the stormy weather we have had off and on this week.
Tomorrow we are off to Provence!
The sunset one made me want to start painting again. Just lovely.
What a lovely peaceful place. I’m glad that the two of you continue to enjoy your “senior year” abroad journeys. I like the paintings you included in this post.
Dear Paul – Be assured I read your blog faithfully and look forward to your posts. You guys are my model for traveling well! Love, ace
Safe travels in Yellowstone!
PAUL AND JEAN, whomever did the watercolors today, did a phenomenal job. They are gorgeous. Art one could live with happily (and, loosely.)
That was moi. Thank you!