Desserts and moments from Provence.

I’ve been back from Provence for some time,  but very busy at my gallery(which I’ll talk about in a next post).

I’ve suddenly come down with a terrible gastro and I’ve been like a limp fish the last two days. but I need to get up an just move a little, so I thought it good to recall some moments from my painting trip.

I can’t face food at the  moment, but I can show you the lovely desserts we had at Le vieux Four, in Crillon le Brave.

…apricot soup…

…French cheesecake with red berry coulis…

…red fruit sorbets…

More photos can be seen here in my gallery, Beauty of la France and  Paintings can be found  on Africantapestry…posts More paintings from Provence, Paintings from Provence and Two oil paintings and a gouache.

Our home away from home…the lovely home of artist, Julian Merrow Smith from Postcard from Provence.

…the view on Mont Ventoux  from my room

...early mornings in pj’s around painting, coffee and croissants…

…my afternoon painting in progress…

Sarah’s early morning oil painting in progress…

Robyn’s watercolor in progress…

Katherine’s pencils…

..a gathering of Provenceaux in Bédoin…

…when the market is quiet…

…Pizza anyone?…

…The closest I got to lavender…

…au revoir et à bientôt!…

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25 responses

  1. Oh that’s so nice! Brings it all back.

    That first dessert was mine and it was really yummy!

    05/07/2011 at 19:09

  2. Lovely desserts indeed and nice looking paintings too!



    05/07/2011 at 19:56

  3. Oh how a morning in pyjamas in Provence sounds heavenly!Thank you!

    Love all the pics..

    Take care..get well soon!

    J’adore le p’tit camion!

    Les oeuvres sont si belles! Bravo tout le monde.

    05/07/2011 at 21:30

  4. Beautiful and romantic!

    05/07/2011 at 22:07

  5. So happy that you had a great visit in Provence – lovely images and paintings! thank you for sharing. hope you feel better real soon and looking forward to hear about your gallery! much love Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

    05/07/2011 at 23:22

  6. Oh those desserts all look so delicious, I cant decide which one i like more. All of your pieces look wonderful in their own different way. Isn’t it amazing how we can see things differently. hope you feel better soon.

    06/07/2011 at 00:07

  7. Linda Funderburke

    The photos are as beautiful as the food! So inviting.

    06/07/2011 at 03:13

  8. My son and family are in Provence as I write….eating their way from one village to the next! They are almost experts in Provencal Cuisine!!! The fun part is they, too, take photographs and send to me! Love them for it. Now you can do some watercolor sketches of the fabulous desserts and sell them in your gallery…amazing how one luscious dessert can end up in a gallery, then in a home! Take care and feel better soon.

    06/07/2011 at 04:06

  9. There’s just no place quite like Provence and you’ve captured it beautifully. The light there is so special and the scenery so magnificent that it makes one finally understand Van Gogh’s paintings.

    Sorry you’re under the weather and I hope you’re feeling better soon. Lovely dessert, so refreshing.

    06/07/2011 at 11:37

  10. Philipina

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures! I loooove all of them! Thanks for sharing. :) Oh, so sorry you’re not feeling well. :( Please feel better… can’t wait for the next post! :)

    06/07/2011 at 14:41

  11. Lovely places to stay, great photos ! have a good day…

    06/07/2011 at 17:13

  12. Hope you are feeling better Ronelle, thank you for sharing your lovely paintings and trip. How I wish I were there. The desserts look divine too! so glad you had a wonderful,Diana

    06/07/2011 at 21:34

  13. Ronelle,

    The desserts look delicious! I love the fact that you included your paintings and shots of the french countryside what a treat.


    07/07/2011 at 00:58

  14. In my second life I’ve love to come back as a painter in La Belle France! Oh my, what wonderful photos. Dessert is as beautiful as the surroundings.

    07/07/2011 at 01:16

  15. My heart just leapt for joy. What a beautiful posing.And I would love some apricot soup right now…

    07/07/2011 at 04:53

  16. Do be well very soon. Feeling peckish is nothing to ignore, but the desserts look luscious. For some reason, nothing that isn’t fruit is very satisfying in summer. Our peaches and strawberries are just wonderful this year in the south of Mississippi, U.S.A. Take care.

    10/07/2011 at 19:02

  17. Beautiful blog~so glad i found it!I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful photos and paintings!

    13/07/2011 at 01:47

  18. How delightful/charming/mouth-watering … Amazing talent … stunning piece of earth. A bit of a crazy summer but as always, a joy to visit. Summer hugs.

    21/07/2011 at 15:14

  19. I just melted into your post…

    25/07/2011 at 01:44

  20. I love everything in this post. It is all so, so beautiful – the art, the food, the scenery. I can smell and taste the goodness of it all, your photos are so real!

    I hope you are feeling better!! Too many desserts, perhaps? :D


    28/07/2011 at 03:49

  21. magicofspice

    So sorry that you are not feeling well, but looks like a beautiful trip :)

    01/08/2011 at 22:57

  22. Feel better soon. Beautiful photos of Provence.

    03/08/2011 at 16:21

  23. Hi Ronell – really enjoyed the “work in progress” shots.
    Hope you’re feeling better by now.

    08/08/2011 at 00:03

  24. Missing your words and beautiful creations and HOPING you are well and happy.

    Joys from the foggy coast of Maine,

    Sharon Lovejoy

    21/08/2011 at 01:57

  25. How I miss the charm and beauty of Provence (after having lived in Aix); how wonderful to be able to capture this on canvas!

    03/09/2011 at 03:47


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