Tuesday, 12 November 2019

French Abstracts

Some painterly responses to the Provencal landscape, done in September when I was there.

A Distant View
10" x 11" acrylic on paper

11" x 11" - acrylic on paper

Monday, 11 November 2019

The Topiary Trees

Goult Topiary Trees
12" x 12" - acrylic on paper - $45
Goult is a small, charming village in the Luberon Valley in Provence. I have painted there several times over the years and each time have found a view in the local cemetery there where there are the most fabulous topiary trees. The shapes of these trees really lend themselves to abstraction and the simplification of form, so that's what I did. 

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Old Olive Tree

Old Olive Tree
acrylic on paper - 11" x 14"
This is another plein air painting I did in Provence in September. Again what I really liked about this one was the painterly looseness of the brush strokes, variety of edges, simplified forms and limited palette suggestive of that place. Restricting my colours but still creating a richly hued was a challenge. Cheers!