Saturday, 21 January 2017

30 in 30: day 21 - Luberon Valley

Luberon Valley 
24" x 30" - acrylic on canvas - $450
I started this painting in December, and once again, really liked my 'start' (see below). The scene was inspired by my time spent in the Luberon Valley in the south of France, but is really a composite of elements that make up that wonderful landscape.
After adding lines and creating shapes with a white paint marker, I began to slow down. The lower half needed more definition  and I wanted to eliminate the way lines and colour seemed to create a pin-wheel effect in the centre.  So I began to give the middle ground more physical structure.....
Decided the area on the horizon line was too big, and broke it down, then added some weightier trees in the lower foreground.

I left it alone at this point, and just returned to it this past week, making final colour adjustments. I have looked at it long and hard for a few days now, and feel it is finally done, and I am happy with it.  And it Day 21's painting in the 30 in 30 challenge. 


  1. Can see why you are happy with it. What a treat in having you explain your process! Thanks for taking the time to photograph it in stages. Another beauty!