Art In Southern France

Roussillon en Provence

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It hasn’t all been sight seeing in southern France. I have taken the time to paint as well. Here are a few small studies from the last few weeks.

I’m also including a photo of the front of our 3 bedroom Provence home. It is quite spacious, but very old fashioned. The house reminds me of the old Victorian houses I used to visit in Richland Center Wisconsin with my grandparents. The sinks are quite low. There is no shower, just a handheld spray. No microwave. A small old stove. Not a single sharp knife and old silverware that is quite tarnished. It’s like someone moved out 30 years ago and it hasn’t changed. It even has a bidet in the bathroom! It also has screens – a first for us in France. This is because this area has mosquitoes and the residents fear diseases from them.

Only 3 1/2 weeks left before we return to Seattle!


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About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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3 Responses to Art In Southern France

  1. Robin says:

    Wow, nice work! Can’t believe you will be home in less than a month! Looking forward to seeing you. I was going through some receipts the other day and noted a couple from Jefferson–missing my golfing buddy!

  2. Yep, the Provence house looks like ones on St. Paul, MN’s Summit Avenue. Low sinks? Gee … sounds like ours here in our condo.

    I really like your paintings, Paul; very, very nice work.

    • Paul says:

      All of the fixtures made me feel like Kareem Jabbar.

      Thanks for the comment on the paintings. They are quick little watercolor studies that may turn into full paintings when we get home.

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