|A pretty fine place to be ... in one vineyard, painting another! October, 2003|
|MAS AND PETITE LUBERON 2003 plein air oil 12" x 16" Collection of Mary Shillabeer and Tom Matier|
|Painting Under Les Baux|
It was here that I realized Bill was right about how I needed to be babysat along rural, country roads. While painting I'm completely oblivious to anything but what is right in front of me. Our car looked vacant because Bill was lying down, on the back seat, reading. But the ever watchful eye of my husband spied a car pull up and the man who got out circle a clump of nearby trees before making his move toward me. That's when Bill got out of the car to step between me and the stranger. Without any of us speaking a word and as nonchalantly as you please the fellow neatly veered away, got back into his car and drove off.
|UNDER LES BAUX 1 2003 plein air oil 12" x 16" Collector unknown|
Les Baux is where the image in my painting Door at Sundown is from. Despite being wildly touristy it truly is a magical place. I invite you to check it out at http://www.lesbauxdeprovence.com/
And to the east at Rousillion see the bottom of this linked page to find a photo of the square I painted in Portes de Rousillion of doors set in red and yellow walls. The buildings of this entire town are coloured as the cliffs they are built on. Fascinating. Imagine living bathed in such warmth ...