This painting was featured at the "Direct from France" Solo Exhibition at Hagen Fine Art in Charleston, SC, USA on May 5th from 5-8 pm.
Bonnieux is one of my favorite villages in Provence. Perched on the side of a cliff, we see it often as we drive from our village of Lourmarin to the north Luberon, And, especially at dusk when the sun is setting, I am always entranced by the sight of it. No wonder I have painted it several times.
In September of 2014 Don and I took our first (and last) cruise. We were to board in Venice at the height of the summer season, and booked ourselves into a very nice hotel the night prior to enjoy a good dinner and walk through the streets. The next morning, we discovered it was the same weekend as George Clooney’s wedding!
Last September Caline and I decided to go to Cassis for the weekend and paint. It’s a charming fishing village right on the Cote d’Azur less than an hour from Marseille. From Lourmarin, it’s only about an hour and a half drive.
When we came over in 2012, we rented a sweet apartment in Lourmarin which happened to be across the street from one Bernadette and her charming five bedroom Chambre d’Hote.
I have been to Venice many times and it continues to be great subject matter for me – there is no other place like it – the color, the water, the light. I am very proud of this painting.