Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sunset over the Luberons, Provence

Thinking of seasons and the landscape: my first visit to Les Bassacs was on an autumn day, and this vista was hidden behind a curtain of fog. What a wonderful surprise to see it revealed when I returned to paint there the next summer.

7 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

One of my favorite places on God's green earth!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful work. (can you tell I need a vacation?) :)

Yasemin said...

What a wonderful landscape!

teresa stieben said...

such rich color!

frankeber said...

Nice blog and beautiful work. I have painted in the south of France as well. All the best!

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks for writing, Debbi, Yasemin, Teresa and Frank! Painting a sunset (or sunrise, which i haven't done very often) is always nerve-wracking, though exciting--especially with that valley spread out below. That's the view from Les Bassacs, a hamlet in the middle of the Luberons.

Carol King said...

The colors in the watercolor are so clean and vibrant.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, Carol! That's my goal--sometimes an elusive one--in watercolor.