daily painting titled Old route to Vaison-la-Romaine

Old route to Vaison-la-Romaine

20cm x 15cm (8"x5¾"), oil on masonite Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Saturday 11 September, 2010
Posted in Landscape paintings


superb painting!
What a wonderful sense of looking through the trees into another, different and beautiful world just beyond the shadows.
immediately one of my favorites. love seeing the cooler colors, particularly here in hot hot florida. thank you. gfs
I receive such joy and quietness of spirit when walking under these trees, wondering what l will find in the valley below...
This reminds me of looking through the keyhole on a door located on the Aventine Hill in Rome. You can see the dome of the Vatican through it. In this painting the keyhoe effect focuses your eye; then you want to go through the 'door' and see in detail what lies beyond. That is when your imagination comes into play.
I love this. It reminds me of the streets here when they were lined with Elm Trees. In the summer, we could easily escape the heat in their shade. It was like walking in a tunnel. So sad that they are gone now. You've rekindled one of my fondest memories.