Friday, June 19, 2009

The Lubéron

I'm working on several paintings at the moment, all of which are in one way or another inspired by our trip to France. The landscape of southern France, the ever-lovely Provence region (and yes, I'm a huge fan of Peter Mayle's witty books), was especially inspiring. In particular, I was taken by the Lubéron region, which is a lush, hilly green oasis in the midst of a much drier, flatter region.

I have not traditionally tackled landscapes as a subject matter, so the below sketch was challenging and done very quickly over a mineral water at an amazing hill-side overlook café.

I will share my new pieces and more photos/inspiration soon!


Karen Faulkner said...

This is so exciting to me! I've read every Peter Mayle book. I'll be following as you share your work!

A Beautiful Party said...

beautiful sketches!
and i love the haircut you posted. go for it!