The day before yesterday, whilst jobbers and flora were playing cards, I took myself off and found this small mas nestled behind some vines with the hilltop village of Lacoste in the background. I stood there happily for a couple of hours and my only companions were a couple of little dogs who were taking themselves for a Walk up the lane. Later, a lovely family from Dunkerque stopped to chat. I absolutely love painting here! I realise I am in the realm of the master of painting all things Provençal, Julian Merrow Smith. In fact, I’m here because I couldn’t get on his workshop, it was full. Do look at his work, it’s fantastic and he, among others, have inspired me to paint en plein air. Excuse the shadow on the right hand corner.
8″x8″ oil on gessoboard
Painting in provence