August 18th– watercolors and workshop at the Château de Verderonne

Cambridge Writers' Workshop

After our morning yoga, Elissa treated us to a watercolor class to teach us to paint the château, but the rain had other plans. So we worked on color blending in the blue salon, under the gaze of the plaster unicorn head mounted to the wall like a prize, until the sun peered out. We want to control the water-paint ratio! Not you, Nature!

We started indoors until the weather sorted itself out Water, water everywhere: we started indoors until the weather sorted itself out Christine has an impressive array of paints! The color wheel: Christina has an impressive array of paints! Mixing colors like pros Color theory: mixing colors like pros

Before everyone settled in though, I had this moment with a butterfly who landed on the table to die, or rest in piece.

The butterfly between states The butterfly between states

Luckily the rain stopped just in-time. The sky wasn’t perfectly clear, but the looming clouds cast a writerly mood over the grounds and our paintings– pensive, reflective, and changeable. Elissa showed…

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