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|
|Size (inches)||24 x 36|
|Size (centimeters)||61 x 94.4|