There's hardly any time to write. Breakfast is at 8:30 every morning, but many of us are up and walking through the town and nearby rural roads an hour earlier, and then we're in the studio at 9:30.
Friday and Saturday we worked all day in the studio with Rosza. The room is filling up with her images. Sunday we took a much needed break (Mimi and Alice chose to stay in the studio and work). The rest of us scoured a brocante in a nearby town for more treasures in the morning and went to Provins, a medeival walled city, in the afternoon, where we watched a live show with raptors--eagles, owls, vultures, hawks, and more--magnificent huge birds soaring just inches over our heads, cris-crossing the small amphitheater where we sat. It was fascinating. We returned home, stopping briefly to snap pictures in a poppy field, around 7:30 to a set table on the patio.
Here are some pictures of Provins, poppies on the roadway, and the studio as it looks today.
Tomorrow: Gustave Caillabotte's home and an exhibition of his work, some plein air painting on the grounds, then a trip to Moret-sur-Loing, where Impressionist Alfred Sisley painted. We will paint there too.
Gotta run. Dinner's on the table!