Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Provencal Skyline-Brantes", 5x7, oil on board by Maryanne Jacobsen

"Provencal Skyline-Brantes", 5x7, oil on board I must confess that after working for two days on that lackluster painting of a dreary garden in Denmark, I needed a pick-me -upper. So I went back to the place where my heart has always been from a very young age- Provence.

I won't bore you with the details of why my heart is most likely as French as truffles, but in truth I suspect that it is, was and always will be.

I must also give credit to Deborah Lawrenson, British author extraordinaire and art collector for tugging my heartstrings with the recent reading of her book, "The Lantern". Her vibrant imagery of the Provencal landscape re-awakened my desire to paint more paintings of this incredibly medieval, mystical, captivating and majestic place.

1 comment:

Susan Roux said...

Spectacular painting Maryanne! I love it. I too am drawn to old France. Perhaps it's due to my roots, but maybe I would have loved it regardless...

Your passion shows through in this painting.