A fantastic art trip and tour of van Gogh’s France

Written by on February 7, 2018 in Art and Artists, Tours in France

Imagine yourself painting scenes of Vincent van Gogh’s France, a warm sun and the scent of meadow flowers fills the air… Well you don’t have to imagine – a most unique art workshop takes you there in May 2018.

Grab your Paint box – you’re going to van Gogh’s France!

Walking in the footsteps of iconic post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh on your van Gogh Immersion My Art Trip tour,  you’ll see what Vincent saw and paint where Vincent painted. With special permission to paint in iconic Van Gogh locations, savoring Provence and a bit of Paris – this My Art Trip is what artists’ dreams are made of!

On the “van Gogh Immersion” painting holiday, artists explore and paint Vincent’s Arles, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Auvers-sur-Oise and Paris. “Van Gogh spent the final two years of his life in Provence before moving to Auvers-sur-Oise where he lived for a mere 75 days before his untimely death,” says your host Sue Ann Hum. “Vincent’s life in France took him to some of the most beautiful places in the country; and you will visit all of them! All while immersing yourself in the local culture and enjoying delectable breads, cheeses, wine, laughter and creative camaraderie.”

Francophile Sue Ann is a fellow painter, planner extraordinaire and the founder of My Art Trip.

Paint in Provence and Paris

This year’s van Gogh Immersion is May 11 – 24. Your driver will meet your arriving flight and take you to your gorgeous accommodation. Your trip’s Île-de-France beginnings includes a four-night stay at the lovely Hotel d’Orsay, located between the museum district and the strollable Saint Germaine neighborhood, in the 7th Arr of Paris. Museums, cafés and the renowned Sennelier art store begin the list of city highlights. My Art Trip employs expert local guides to introduce you to Vincent’s Montmartre and bask in the glow of his glorious paintings.

As you explore nearby Auvers-sur-Oise, you can easily imagine Vincent painting on its winding streets and adjacent fields. His brief life is the heartbeat of this welcoming village. Here you can’t help but stand in awe of the church he immortalized in oils. You feel the winds he captured on canvas where he painted his Wheatfield With Crows. And you’ll be somberly moved visiting the small upstairs chamber where he lived and died.

Your van Gogh Immersion trip transports you high speed and first class to stunning Provence. For ten delicious days you’ll absorb the ambience of the south and you’ll get to paint in Van Gogh’s favorite locations in and around charming Saint-Remy-de-Provence and Arles. In each of these villages, you’ll discover steel “easels” which bear a permanent image of van Gogh paintings displayed at the places where he painted them. You’ll maybe paint Vincent’s Café du Nuit or Langlois Bridge, the choice is yours. Walk his olive fields and the asylum where he lived, gaze out at the landscapes that inspired his Starry Night and much more. An exquisite Saturday market, beautiful spa accommodations, visiting a spectacular medieval castle, petting a passing sheep at the traditional Transhumance Festival and standing knee deep in a field of poppies completes this spectacular springtime Provençal experience.

Professional Art Instruction in drawing and painting

My Art Trip is the perfect atmosphere for any skill level and any medium and includes both drawing and painting instruction/coaching as desired. Renowned artist Susan Rubin (susanrubinstudio.com) will be your personal drawing coach, offering tailored support to expand your drawing technique toolbox. Whatever you’d like to learn, she’ll be there to help. Urban and Field Sketching Light on Form; basic, intermediate and advanced Botanical Illustration skills; perspective and more. Experienced outdoor painter Sue Ann Hum will offer beginners plein air instruction, including a step-by-step approach to painting outdoors.

Enjoy this wonderful art adventure for a small group. Check out all the details and make your reservation with this art trip of a lifetime at MyArtTrip.com

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