Painting in Provence part 4: Oppède le Vieux & Roussillon

Oh dear me, I had too much sun and fun yesterday! It was one of those mornings after the night before…except this time I was hung-over from not drinking enough (water, that is), and the dehydration had me wrecked. My official declaration: Neither artist nor tourist must underestimate the importance of carrying both enough water for our painting and ourselves.


To compensate, I took twice as many photos and made great promises to myself to return in better health. Oppède le Vieux is so fascinating—I look forward to exploring the hidden corners and outstanding views of this abandoned village. At the time of the popes of Avignon this was a city of 9000 people!


The countryside is so lovely. Even in my sub-par state, there was plenty to enjoy along the way to Roussillon—a lifetime of paintings waiting to happen…


And of course, Roussillon is a must-see in Provence, especially for those of us who are fascinated with colorful dirt and other pigments. (Enough said, except to mention that the ice cream shop near the park entrance is worth visiting, too.)


This is how I immortalized my day:

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25 june - 4 july 2017

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Mathieu Brousses at Provence Art Experience


Yesterday: Arles <— AIXploring Provence —> Tomorrow: St. Remy

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Debra Butler (Saturday, 03 September 2016)

    When we lived in Le Thor we used to explore the areas around the Luberon---Gorde, Roussillon, Opede. Loved going for hikes in the area. Beautiful scenery. Great artwork, Apryl!

  • #2

    Georgia (Monday, 05 September 2016 00:16)

    You took some great pictures and tour paintings reflected the amszing beauty and character of this gorgeous area-- thanks for documenting our trip-- you are doing a fantastic job! Xo hugs