“Pearls of Sunshine” from Aix-en-Provence by Niki Gulley

“Pearls of Sunshine,” Aix-en-Provence, France ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ oil painting
Day 3, Provence Art Trek: Aix-en-Provence
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Today we checked out of our hotel and headed to Provence’s cultural hub and Cezanne’s home, Aix-en-Provence. After visiting its famous Cours Mirabeau boulevard, lined with cafés and plane trees and its morning produce and flower market, we parted from the photographers and set up our easels at this picturesque fountain courtyard. Having several hours to paint, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful day and each painter’s unique view of the scene. Some focused on the fountain, others on the architecture and some on the nearby cafés. Everyone’s painting turned out great!

Painting in Aix-en-Provence

Next, we headed deep into the lavender country to our picturesque b and b, where we spent the rest of the trip. And, of course we completed the day with another delicious meal!

Our b and b.
For more information on “Pearls of Sunshine,” please contact the Brandon Jacobs Gallery in Kansas City, MO.
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021


For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.



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