Wonderful how old friends resurface in one's life. I knew Petra when I was an art student almost 35 years ago and we reconnected in England last year. Every year towards the end of summer, Petra and her group of acolytes travel to Spain, Greece or Morocco to paint together. This year she brought them to Rignac for two weeks. Twelve people are painting the village inside out: houses, church, alleys, cows, goats, chickens, ducks, Rignacois, pots, gardens, trees, electrical boxes, dumpsters: everything is fodder to their relentless scribbling pencils and swishing brushes.
In the evening, the group convenes for wine and the days oevres are analysed, discussed and crited before dinner. Locals will be invited to the group show on Friday and have their chance to throw in their two cents.