Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Home is a Good Thing

Memories of Provence, 12 x 10

Morning Sketch of Gordes, 12 x 9

Sincerity, 16 x 12

Just returned from a great week in Colorado, attending my niece's wedding and having lots of fun with our kids and little grand kids too.   I must say, however, that there is no place like home -- I love being here to paint and to have time to get some ideas cooking.  Above are a couple of Provence plein air pieces and then a life study I did this week from the camellias in my yard.  I think that the contrast of being away most of the past month and the returning to routine makes each experience the better!  


  1. Une très douce et belle publication illuminée par une belle avalanche de couleurs pastels de mon sud français ! Rien de tel pour remettre du baume au coeur ! Je peux presque entendre le tsi-tsi des cigales!
    Je suis heureuse que vous ayez passé des moments agréables en famille.
    Très jolies peintures.
    Gros bisous à vous

  2. What a lovely post. Love each painting and the paintings from the prior post. Beautiful.

  3. Beautiful!! All three of them have wonderfully sensitive, strong and true brushwork and a clear statement! You are so masterful at capturing that essence of your subject in the prettiest color palette ever! Glad you had a blast away and can just see you now digging back in painting furiously with JOY! :)

  4. Love your story and love these paintings. Such a soft gentle palette but painted so confidently.

  5. Three gorgeous pieces. As Kathy said, your palette is incredible. Loved seeing the paintings from France. The lucky ones did a beautiful job. Yes, travel is wonderful but there is no place like home. Best to you!!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous - what a treat to see such beautiful work.