Sénanque Abbey near Gordes in Provence is one of my favorite destinations to paint. Not only is it beautiful, it is incredibly peaceful and filled with scents from the rows of lavender surrounding the 1178 buildings. At times you can hear the Cisterion Monks chanting in the chapel, or just enjoy the quiet reverence of the location. Since lavender is my favorite scent, I purchased some products in the shop along with a few art books and postcards. I used new colors from Daniel Smith including Lavender and Wisteria. I photographed the process and will share with Daniel Smith in a future article.