So next weekend we fly back east to visit my parents for a week and what does Southam gallery do; they call me up and request a large cafe painting. Just another one of those complicated subject matters that can take weeks…bring it on !!!
This would be the block-in, figuring out the composition.
I've picked another scene from the hilltop town of Gordes, my future retirement village in sunny Provence. With the stone facade from the 1600's it makes for some great backdrops in a cafe painting. In the middle of the square is a fountain adorn with flowers, picturesk beyond belief... This is where they filmed "A Good Year" from Peter Mayle's book. You might remember him as the author from "A Year in Provence"