daily painting titled Route de Beaumes-de-Venise, Caromb

Route de Beaumes-de-Venise, Caromb

12cm x 17cm ("4½"x7"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 24 September, 2009
Posted in Landscape paintings


I like the cobweb of the electric wires sharing the sky in geometric spaces, wonderful ballet of lines, linking together both sides of the road: the shadowed and the sunny ones. And what to say about this little vertical piece of white wall, building a perfect right angle with the horizontal light on the road! Yes, a ballet of warm colours and geometry! An unending feast for the viewer!
Ah! Just seeing the words "Beaumes-de-Venise" brings water to my mouth. The painting of the little decanter with "Beaumes-de-Venise" in it, that is so beautifully framed, in the living room (Oct. 2007), MADE me make a cake with the gorgeous muscat I HAD to buy. You're a sly one, Julian! I'm not wild about sweet wines, but that "Beaumes-de-Venise", in a cake, and served along with the dessert in small liqueur glasses.... Ah!!!!!!!!!!
Still feels like summer,huh? It`s certainly autumn here in Blighty.
at first i felt how odd to see the elecric wires in the quaint town and why did julian leave them out but then!! i realized how very much they added to the painting as alain noted also. fascinating juxta positio of colors. as always thank you. gfs
oops, i meant to write,why DIDNT julian leave them out. g.
Julian, that wall in shadow looks hundreds of years old, if it could only talk. Guess that's why we paint. Just a great painting, bravo!
Love the painting, love the wires, love the light, the colors, the composition, the atmosphere, and the Beaumes-de-Venise-ness of it. I feel like I am on that road, in that light, by those very old buildings, breathing that air. And the color of the sky, and the brightness of the wall in light, and the length of the shadow--those things express this season to me clearly. Bravo!
I so agree with Barbara Segal!
Aside from agreeing with the comments of others, I love the mystery evoked by this painting: Who lives in the houses? Where does the street go? I can imagine what I like as I have never been there.
Espectacular, con poco das mucho, me refiero que un simple paisaje bien tratado,con buen dibujo y luces asertadas se transforma en una obra de arte
Muchas Gracias, Rodolfo
Quelle oeuil tu as c'est formidable grand artiste
C'est Gentil Louis/Virginie merci
I looked up the decanter that JOL described in her comments. It is a painting that is elegant in its simplicity.