The technique is the one I still use for my collections ( casein on very absornabt backgrounds). These landscapes are all inspired from Provence , specially the northern parts of this region ( Drome , Luberon, Alpilles). I always had an aesthetic fascination for these landscapes. Three tree species are characteristic of these areas : Cypresses, Pine trees and Olive trees , in french I named it the "mediterraneen trilogy" , in english it could simply become the "treelogy"...
|An Olive tree near Vers-Pont-du-Gard (50x50cm casein)|
|Olive grove in Lourmarin (50x60cm casein)|
|In the same area (50x50cm casein)|
|Tree near Avignon (70x70cm carylic)|
|Olive grove in Lourmarin (60x92cm casein)|
|Again, in the exact same place , I love it so much I made 7 or 8 paintings there. ( 50x50cm casein)|
|In Tuscany(60x92cm casein)|
|Lourmarin one more time ( 60x92cm)|
I love the way you have layered these trees! The colors and texture are wonderful!RépondreSupprimer
Something about the casein reminds me of P. P. de Chavannes. I really like the way you've painted in some of the negative spaces of the foliage with the background color. I love that technique. Beautifully painted. All plein air?RépondreSupprimer
Thank you very much Alan about my "negative spaces". I love painting them. I specially like the fact that it usually consists in painting very opaque over more transparent layers ..I just love the difference of feel between the two.RépondreSupprimer
I am not a big fan of Puvis but I like it too and I appreciate his very specific and "decorative" or "mural like" approach of his subjects.