The bridge in this painting is an actual artwork in the Chateau la Coste art and architecture walk See here for details.. It was the light on the rushes under the bridge that caught my eye.
It was a very windy day and I hope I caught some of that in the rushes.
Over the weekend I took a couple of days out of the challenge to visit a sculpture park in Chateau la Coste vineyard about 2.5 hours drive away from home. The sculpture park was well worth the trip. Sculptures are placed all around the vineyard and the walk is about 2 hours long with a lot of up hill thrown in. It was very unusual and very well thought out. See here for details.
As a consequence I am all over the place with posting and which days I have posted LOL. I shall have to collect my thoughts together and get organised again.
So far so good. I painted yesterday but do not have a photo of that yet.
I am flagging today. It might have something to do with be up very early and going into Nice to clean my holiday apartment and then meeting people at the airport and not arriving home until lunchtime without having had any breakfast!
Hopefully I will get a second wind later this afternoon.
I am going away tomorrow for a couple of days so shall play catch-up on Tuesday.
This is a scene from our last lavender trip. We were in a different area than normal and some of the hillside were covered in brilliant yellow which contrasted so well with the lavender. This is a study in not over-working and keeping it loose with a larger painting in mind.
By the way - the yellow was broom in full flower. Wonderful.
Who doesn't love Ikebana flower arrangements. I had an urge to paint one with chrysthanthemums but they turned into carnations. I often find I start out wit one idea and as I start painting my impetus changes. Not much different to chrysanths are they!
See my previous Ikebana paintings here
In this year's trip to the see the lavender we stayed in a small village called Banon. They had this lovely garden which was awash with hollyhocks and located up the hill wil a beautiful view. A peaceful place to sit and contemplate the view of the surrounding country side. See my previous post here.