"Tiny White House, Limoux", 7x5" oil on linen
"Early Fall, Vineyards of Limoux", 7x5", oil on linen
Painting in the vineyards near Limoux was so easy with the help of our hosts at Montfaucon. Penny and Nicolina knew which vineyard to visit in the morning, and which in the evening, because the light was best at those times of day. They made arrangements with the landowners for us to set up amongst the vines, and plopped us down in the most incredibly picturesque areas we could imagine. From there, we would hike about and eventually settle on the view that spoke to each one of us.
These two studies were painted on the spot, and I'll be using them to develop some larger paintings. I tried to capture the feeling of the light hitting the vineyards in the foreground and the misty foothills in the back.
More to come, mes chers amis! Next, I'll tell you about painting in a secret garden...