I will be sketching outside the English Book Centre in Valbonne tomorrow in the afternoon after 3pm.I had fun with sketchbookpro meshing two different pictures to make me appear in front of the shop on a sunny day. Let’s hope tomorrow’s weather will be as good as today’s. See you then!
This old couple comes from my collection of santons which are traditional art dolls from Provence.The man reads the Provençal newspaper. I particularly like these two because they look very contended, sitting on a bench in the sunshine, enjoying a simple life.
I like very much the pattern created by the crazy paving of terraces especially in the sunshine. This one is a prolongation of a very small room at the end of a terrace and the small window allows the light to come through.
This painting was commissioned by a Mum who wanted to have a watercolour of the toyshop to keep as a souvenir of her happy time in Valbonne and for her children to have it on their bedroom wall.
Multicoloured chickens? Why not…
Some people are just resting sitting on the stone wall and enjoy the sunshine before resuming their shopping.
There is every year a fantastic pottery market in the gorgeous village of Bonnieux in the Lubéron region made famous by the author Peter Mayle in “a Year in Provence” .
This market takes place annually during Easter weekend, and my husband and I love to return to it as the potteries shown are amazing in quality and truly inspiring as works of art. This year, this lovely little lady caught my eye and she is cycling though not on an electric bike !