Monday, 30 November 2015

St.-Paul-de-Vence

In late September I spent ten days in the south of France. We rented an apartment in Nice and used public transit to get around the area, as far as Antibes to the west and Monaco to the east. I had a wonderful time, visiting many art museums, exploring markets and walking by the sea.

St.-Paul-de-Vence
One of the highlights of the trip was the ancient hilltop town of St.-Paul-de-Vence, the most frequently visited town in France. It is filled with art galleries, as you can see from the original photo on which I based my piece.


Having chosen this "apple green", I have been seeing it everywhere. The last time I met with Helena she was wearing a scarf of that colour.

14 comments:

  1. For me probably one of my favourites of the 'series' you have been doing. Love it.

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  2. Love the choice of cool and hot colours for the shadow and sunny sides of the street. See you didn't go for a mottled sky fabric again (after the discussion last time)?
    Hilary

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  3. Love this, as I have loved all your work in this 'series'. Is it the first time you've used a figure as part of the scene? I like the way it sets the scale of the scene. May favourite bit, the signs hanging over the street, but don't ask me why.

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  4. I like the choice of blue to balance the greens. But you have lost the light at the end- perhaps the farthest green should have been the closest?

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    1. You're probably right, Dianne. Without the photo for comparison, though, it might pass. And Hilary's idea of using a mottled sky is probably a good suggestion too.

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  5. A person! Is that your first? Lovely colour choices as usual.

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    1. I've used figures occasionally, mostly in larger pieces, and they do add scale and life to the scene.

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  6. I like the colours and the way you've caught the main forms of the street.

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  7. It's what you leave out that makes these scenes so effective. Is there a word or phrase to describe the missed registration of shape and edge that you use so well?

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  8. I call it offsetting, Linda, though perhaps there is another term.

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  10. Love the combination of colours and I also don't know why, but the I like the signs and as always your perspective is spot on.

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  11. Love it as usual. You really feel like you could walk right down that street. I find that the darker in the middle draws me in.

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  12. you are taking this to another level heather. another great piece using this great technique

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