|St. Paul de Vence, 11" x 8.5"|
I was inspired by a photo I took while in the south of France earlier this fall. This little hilltop town is home to dozens of art galleries. I was happy to include the figure of the woman perusing the gallery windows: she gives life and scale to the scene.
While in Nice, I saw an exhibition of work by Raoul Dufy at the Musée des Beaux-Arts. I was intrigued by the way Dufy superimposed a black line drawing on very loose swaths of colour.
|The Casino on the Pier at Nice, Raoul Dufy|
(Is that the French tricolour as a background?)
The paint applied to the background was "liberated" from the boundaries suggested by the outlines. I tried to create an effect like that with this piece, loosening the drawing from its background shapes. Not there yet.
|Casino Bleu de Nice, Raoul Dufy|
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