Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vines and Sheet, Provence


When I began this watercolor in the village park in Viens, a sheet was hanging up to dry on the railing, and I liked its relationship to the white clouds, and to the curves of the vines and rectilinear trellis and building. Then out came a young lady, and down came the sheet. I decided today, finishing the painting a month later in my Vermont studio, that the empty space in the right bottom corner needed that white sheet after all.

6 comments:

Sylke said...

Wow-you're a very talented woman!
Truly amazing paintings!

All the best,
Sylke

Lau Milesi said...

Its wonderful!!
Congratulations!!!

Don Gray said...

Spectacular watercolor...beautifully done.

lifeartist said...

Good decision!. It finishes the arc through the painting. I love your color!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Isn't it funny how when you set to paint something (boats in particular, come to mind) suddenly it's taken away or obscured! But you are right about the sheet as a focal point and important design element.

I think spectacular is the word.

RHCarpenter said...

Wonderful colors throughout and I like the white sheet there - it just had to be! Delicious, light-filled painting, as usual :)