12" x 9" - acrylic on Canson canva paper
This is the second painting I did on the day we painted in the village of Viens in Provence in late September. The first painting showed one view of the old almond tree, and in this you see the other side of it. This was the one I actually started first and got as far as the yellow and black stage. At that point I was in too much sun and had to move and in so doing lost the viewpoint. However, I later returned to my start, and as I painted, simplified the forms, and eventually added the reddish pastel lines. It was a great day, and I had lots of fun doing both paintings, and was quite pleased with how each turned out.