Fall Garden

Plein air Fall Garden

This is my favorite time of the year with the beautiful colors the Japanese Maples display. I attempted to capture the vivid colors contrasting with the evergreen shrubbery. The bench beckons someone to sit. Used the big table umbrella to give my palette the needed shade – best umbrella yet!  Plein air oil on linen 18X24.

Farmhouse View

Farmhouse View

 

This was done under the hay barn roof as it was quite a rainy afternoon. The cows were out in the field grazing near this lovely river. A double rainbow came out as we finished. This painting was a breakthrough to capturing the light and moment and less about detail. This was the very last painting I did in Burgundy. Anastasia’s help on the sky and water moments were so helpful! This was completed in the US because of wet paint and shipping. Plein air oil on linen 12X16.

 

Nuits Farm House

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This charming farmhouse belongs to the owners of the Chateau in Nuits. It was a soft day with light showers, so we painted under the cover of the hay barn roof. This was on the last day of the workshop in Burgundy. Finished this one at home with limited time to complete. The paint was thick and too wet, making it a month before it could be shipped to the US. Plein air oil on linen 15 3/4 X 11 15/16.

Semur

Semur

We looked across at the picturesque citadel Semur-en-Auxois from the main road. It is a fortress that looks onto the valley of the River Armancon. As drivers passed they honked horns in appreciation of having their city painted. It only had me jumping out of my skin the first 10 times. Plein air oil on linen 19 3/4 x 13 5/8.