Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A Canadian in France..

                                                                  (Repainted On Original) 
   A Kitchen Garden in France  ..10" x 12"   ..o/p                                                           
As we traveled the beautiful French countryside, I did notice that many homes in the smaller villages had small kitchen gardens in their backyards. Many of them seemed as though they may be communal and cared for by their neighbours as well. A sort of spring , summer project by neighbours to provide fresh vegetables during the growing season.

This painting was painted on a gessoed and stained Masonite panel.

I used my usual limited palette colours. They are, Prussian blue, cerulean blue, perm. rose, cad red light, cad yellow med. cad. lemon yellow and titanium white.

My medium was odourless mineral spirits.

                                                                                                            (Original painting)                              
'til next...


L.W.Roth, said...

You've added life to the original canvas. I can feel the energy now. Beautiful.

Frank A. said...

L.W.Roth. Thank you for recognizing the life and energy in this piece. I am happy that you feel as I now do .. :)

Your compliment is also appreciated.

Cheers !

Diana Moses Botkin said...

These glimpses into these scenic neighborhoods are delightful. I especially love the immediacy and energy of your brushwork.

Frank A. said...

Diana Moses Botkin..

Diana, :)I am happy that you found the scenes 'delightful'. I really appreciate your compliment on my brushwork. It is encouraging!

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

Take care..

Frank A.