Saturday, 30 July 2011

A walk in Provence


Last year a friend and I drove 3000 miles across France. Amid all the wonderful scenery one abiding memory is the bright, light greens of the vines. I don't know what I'd expected, but certainly not lines of almost lime green traversing the hillsides and valleys.

Katherine has captured perfectly that amazing colour and also the atmosphere of heat and sunshine using coloured pencils in, what I'd describe as,  a  very painterly way. This is a perfect reminder of my travels. Thankyou Katherine.

Detail showing lovely purple shadows and different greens.
This was the view Katherine saw frequently as she returned home from walks through the surrounding countryside when, with 3 other artists, she spent several weeks in Provence this summer.

This wonderful time has been recorded in the Blog Four Go Painting In Provence.

7 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

It's also a memento of a particularly arduous walk in the heat back from the market in Bedoin - which we'd timed badly. Robyn was dead right - we should have gone a lot earlier!

This was a very welcome sight as I knew I was in the home straight

vivien said...

lovely one Katherine - it reminds me of the vineyards in Malta

Desiree said...

Well it is beautiful and seems well worth your efforts. You have captured the day perfectly!

Albrecht Rissler said...

I feel the warmth coming out of this beautiful postcard.

Robyn Sinclair said...

I'm qualified to say, that's exactly how beautiful it was! :)

Pat said...

Beautiful Katherine. Oh to be there and experience these views is on of my dreams. Maybe when I grow up I can do all I want to do. Keep playing the lottery everyone.

Felicity said...

So beautiful, it really radiates with the heat of summer. Love the composition!

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