Monday, 19 June 2017

Travelling and Painting

I have been travelling in France during the last month and did some painting there as well. I am finally over my jet lag, have organized my house and studio and am starting to think about new paintings inspired by the thousand or so photos I took while away. I'll begin, however, with some posts of my plein air work done most recently in Provence, with Arts in Provence. 
This is a view looking up from the road that leads to the small village of Joucas, in the Luberon Valley and very close to where we stay at Les Bassacs. Over the 2.5 hours there I worked on two small paintings. The first was done on a small wood panel with an ochre ground. 

Joucas Vines 1
11" x 14" - acrylic on wood panel - $75
The second was done on heavy paper designed for acrylic paint, and executed mostly with a palette knife.

Joucas Vines II
11" x 15" - acrylic on archival paper - $75

Back in the studio I worked on another painting using some photos I took that morning, looking in the other direction. All in all, a good start.

Leaving Joucas
11" x 15" - acrylic on canvas paper - $75


  1. These are beautiful pictures of the landscape!
    You can paint it wonderfully
    Happy Day

    1. Thank you so much, Gestige! Plein air is always a challenge, especially as the view you choose has to be out of the sun, and Provence was/is very sunny and hot. I hope your painting is going well.