daily painting titled Under the Ventoux

Under the Ventoux

18cm x 12cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 17 April, 2014
Posted in Landscape paintings


Very nice!

I really like this one. Great job.

Love the deep shadows in this one

Beautiful and inspirational.

What a wounderful feeling for nature, sure there must be an important mountin up there!

Beautiful landscape !

Dear Julian, a beautiful, timeless impression of a landscape of vineyards, hills and trees under the ever present "Giant of Provence". What a magic place to live and how lovely your painting.
Joyeuses Paques!

A splendid painting. I love the perspective in this one.

such a lovely mood painting. You always get the tones and colours just right.
I wish I could do that.... I'm full of admiration for your wonderful little gems.
Furthermore.im in awe of your lose brush strokes which aren't visible until closer inspection.
thank you Julian

An expressionistic painting.
Technically,this painting has been built in two spaces shared almost completely (almost because the "air" can still circulate at the basis of the main electric pole,avoiding so to cut the painting in two compartmentalised spaces)by the electric pole that ends up beyond the upper side of the canvas. So we see on the left side of the electric pole, a space like a virtual narrow "box" into which the depth immediately implicated us visually. On the right side,the visual impact is radically different: our eyes "obediently" follow the corridors of the vineyard towards the right side of the canvas,the yellow skyline making with the road and the first row of vine stock a right-angled triangle that ends outside the lower side. Finally,to break that perfect composition,our artist likes to insist on the sloping blue mountain in the background in order to add some drama to this quiet scene: the mountain reminds of a gigantic wave on which it seems that a little boat trundles along. The dark foliage in the upper left is treated as a plume of smoke which adds motion. And last point: the fascinating "black tunnel" that seems to pierce the trees gives to this landscape a touch of anxiety. The title of my comment included the word "expressionistic": the several dashes of vivid orange and yellow hues support it. A painting is nearly always a mirror of the soul and mood of an artist,sometimes unconsciously,at a specific time. Thank you Julian for the stroll through that unseen composition. .