Friday, 15 February 2013

Fauvist Tendencies

Fauve Trees at les Bassacs
24" x 20"  - acrylic on canvas  - SOLD
This painting is based on a photo I took last summer when I stayed at les Bassacs in Provence. At the time I spent one hot afternoon behind the house, in the shade, listening to the buzzing cicadas and painting this view - so I have very happy visceral memories of the time and place.

This is the second painting inspired by this photo reference, and probably not the last. As I was trying to come up with a title for the painting I recalled that Andre Derain, one of the early 20th century fauves, painted red trees. That's how I decided on the title.

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