Great Memories of the Coast of France

My desktop computer displays a slideshow of my favorite pictures of Jack and me. Glacing up as I was painting, the one above happened to be on the screen! My breath caught in my throat as wonderful memories filled my heart. In May of 2004 we visited Eze, a small, picturesque village, high above the Cote d’Azur. Cap Ferrat is located on the distant point that juts out into the beautiful waters of the southern coast of France.

Immediately inspired, I thought of a flower filled terrace, overlooking this view. Some of my favorite subjects to paint are scenes of places I’d like to live. I can see the composition in my mind, so let’s get started. I begin sketching up the basic architecture with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin Original. Using a t-square, balanced on the top edge of the canvas, helps me to get my upright lines straight and true. You may click on any of the images to see them larger.

Bougainvilleas will drape over the arch, framing the view in brilliant Hot Pink! We definitely need a table and chairs to sit and enjoy the view. The heart shaped backs add a touch of romance.

An Ultramarine Blue pitcher holds a cheery bouquet of Sunflowers and Angelonia.

We’re all sketched up and ready to start painting in our next session. I do hope you’ll come follow along.

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One Response to “Great Memories of the Coast of France”

  1. Don Dillard Says:


    Sent from my iPhone


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