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Monday, November 16, 2009

Rural Provence Scenes








There are such great views along the back roads in Provence...but often no place to pull over to take photos or paint. I did find a spot to pull off the road to paint "Le Vignoble" with the vineyard and the house behind it. "Chez Pauline Patio" was painted at our home base in Provence. Our bedroom was right through those doors. "Rural Road" was painted in another spot I was able to stop without driving into one of the famous ditches on the side of the French roads. I love capturing the countryside in plein air. All of these were done in my 5 x 7 watercolor journal.

7 comments:

Michelle Himes said...

I've never seen lack of a place to pull over stop you. :-)

What a pretty place you and Jerry stayed in.

As usual, three terrific little paintings.

caseytoussaint said...

I realy enjoyed this whole series. We used to go to a castle near Roussillon every summer, and know the area well.

Joan said...

Mickey - I hesitate when there is a ditch. lol Thanks.

Casey - It is such a pretty area. Thanks so much for visiting.

Lin said...

MORE BEAUTIES!! I SO HOPE YOU'RE GOING TO PUT THESE IN A BOOK!

Joan said...

Lin - People have suggested that to me, but I think I have too many. lol Thanks.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

That first one of the vineyard takes me right back!

I used to love the D2 road in Provence (although I'm sure it used to be called the D100!)- one of my all time favourite roads but I do agree it's not always that easy to stop.

I think once you get to know a place you can think about where best to park the car and then walk out from there and sketch places. That's one of the reasons I used to like about Rousillon.

Robyn said...

There are so many gems among this beautiful series of sketches, Joan. I particularly love the blue shutters and tiled table.