Friday, 29 August 2008

A touch of France in Dordrecht

Street musicians, summer 2008
oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
painted on location, Sat 16 Aug 2008


Picture yourself in southern France, in a small hillside village, it's early in the evening, a comfortable warm breeze refreshing your skin, a cloudless king's blue light(koningsblau licht) colored sky, a glass of cool chardenney and some cheeses and bread on the table. Ahh the memories of that lovely summer vaction. Now here you are, back at home, working in the office. Outside it is grey and very green, clouds everywhere. That never ending wall of clouds, blocking that vital sunlight that wants nothing else but to sustain life and make you feel warm and happy. Yes friends welcome back to life in The Lowlands. This painting was made in Dordrecht, but as I had just returned from a 10 day stay in Italy, and was about to set off for southern Spain, I guess I was in a Mediterranean mood when this scene inspired me to paint it.

1 comment:

Jane Walker said...

You got the accordion right - seems you had more characterful msuicians than the day I went there..