daily painting titled Spring meadow and olive grove

Spring meadow and olive grove

20cm x 15cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 12 March, 2020
Posted in Landscape paintings


Thank goodness you are not effected by the pandemic!
Be glad you are in Bédoin and not here.
What a wonderful thing it is to have yourglorious paintings to comfort/ distract us in these troubled times!
I've been so enjoying your most recent paintings. This one has a striking surprise, in that - in the wind here (further south) - the undersides of olive leaves still have a very pale green tinge to them - just like those close to your cypresses. But most these are an 'ash-ash' colour rather than 'green-ash'. Thing is, I've learned to trust what you see and to believe it. So now comes the real mystery in this painting. Here, in S. Italy many English-inherited houses are called 'Two Trees'. They're always cypress - and I've never seen any that aren't placed right at the entrance gateway to the drive of a house. I wonder what you'd find if you did a little excavation around the strange couple now surrounded by ash-ash olives...! xx