I am bewitched by the beauty around me; I want to record it.

R. Alexander Fine Art Market in Aix Horizontal24 x 36 in61 x 94.4 cm R. Alexander Gallery.. Product #: 1092

Market in Aix

Status: R. Alexander Fine Art
Painting Number: 1092

In France, Aix is known as the Paris of the South. And with good reason. It has several universities, great shopping, wonderful and numerous restaurants, a great many museums and a new state of the art symphony hall.

It is only 35 minutes from us so we go often: to buy art supplies, to partake of several of our favorite restaurants, to see art exhibitions…the last being Camoins. Fabulous paintings, very Cezanne like and, no wonder, as he was a close friend of Cezanne. At the same time, there was a great exhibition of JWM Turner. Two excellent exhibits in one visit.

So, it was on one of these visits that I took several photographs of street scenes to paint. This one was snapped just as a woman (and her dog) rounded the corner ahead of me. It had all the elements of a good painting: movement (of the woman and her dog), shadows backlit, and, of course, great color.

About This Painting
Medium Oil on Canvas
Orientation Horizontal
Size (inches) 24 x 36
Size (centimeters) 61 x 94.4