Friday, 8 July 2011

How Much Paint?

How much paint does a painter paint when a painter paints Provence?
Well this may tell you:
In two weeks I did 59 paintings.  13 small oils and 13 bigger ones, 11 larger watercolours, 11 medium watercolours and 11 tiny gouaches.
This is a picture of my oils just before I packed them to go home:
I wont bore you with the list of colours but they were all brand new when I arrived, white was finished and Paynes Grey and Vandyke Brown were unopened.  Interestingly taking them on the plane home was no problem. They were packed in my bag for the hold.  I had my old watercolour box in my hand luggage but that only caused the customs guy to talk about painting for a while, he was a keen amateur artist!
Here are some images to give you an idea of the various sizes of paintings done while Painting in Provence.




So to sum it all up, the average number of paintings done per day was 5, don't count the days arriving or leaving.  I have a lot of work for follow up paintings, some work for exhibition in August.  I took too many clothes.  Didn't drink enough wine.  Met two very lovely people Robyn and Ronelle.  Got to rather like scorpions and felt "energised" by lightening.  Didn't miss the tyranny of the Internet when we lost it, in fact it has made me think about how I use it.  Wished that I had had a car but was quite glad that I didn't, I wouldn't have liked the long drive home that everyone else had and I would have brought far too much "brocante" at the antiques market.  Best of all I fell in love with Provence.

11 comments:

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

What a fantastic post Sarah! Seeing all this work....it is amazing...!
And not enough wine...well, that is because I wasn't there the whole time!
I'm very excited for you with all your upcoming shows to have Provence on your walls...now for the framing...?
Ronell

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I clicked on each collage to see better...I am so impressed with you...
Ronell

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

My ultimate favorite...on collage 3 (oils), that very Provencal fields of lavender. My birthday is very soon...
R xx

Anonymous said...

Amazing!

Sarah Wimperis said...

the site of the famous ladies in lavender fields fighting over colours...must do that cartoon!

Thomas Haskett said...

Wow, that's amazing! Wish I could paint so many in a day!

Liz Steel said...

Sarah, I am SO glad that I discovered your work through this trip! This post blows me away - what absolutely amazing output - both in quantity and quality!

Robyn Sinclair said...

The fields of lavender are gorgeous and it's my one regret that I didn't get to Sault to see you paint them.

It's a beautiful body of work, Sarah and I feel blessed to have seen so many of them evolve. Magical.

vivien said...

deeply impressed and it was lovely to see the scale like that

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I loved seeing all you did there. What a lot of work you got doen. All wonderful.

Jane said...

This is what I call inspiration...simply amazing ! And all the paintings are fabulous, really would like to go there !

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