I walked around and inside the Ã¢â¬ÅChurch in the VineyardÃ¢â¬Â and then positioned myself here in the vineyard to look back at Saint Jacques Le Majeur church located in Hunawihr, Alsace, France. The painting itself is 18 x 24 inches, oil; it is available for purchase; the size makes this an impressive piece. Available. $650 unframed. Framed it will be exquisite.
I loved the deep colours of these grapes, and with the richness of the background, the contrast to much fun to pass up. The vibrancy of colours says 'Autumn.' This is oil on canvas and is 11X14 inches & framed. It is $400 unframed and $450 framed.
Ã¢â¬ÅGoing NowhereÃ¢â¬Â. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s oil on 16X20 inch canvas. This lovely stationary rusty bike had become a display for les fleur, at a florist in the town of Ile La Sorgue in France along the canal that characterizes the town. I enjoyed the interplay of shadows in the afternoon sun and as we walked I stopped to take a few reference photos, knowing that I would have to paint the bike I dubbed Ã¢â¬Ëgoing nowhere.Ã¢â¬â¢ $600.00
Christine and I did one of our classic staycations one day, driving across the border, using I5 until Hwy 20 or Memorial Drive to Fidalgo Island which naturally takes us to the top of Whidbey Island. Whidbey is a grand drive in an open sportscar, which pulls easily to the side anywhere for a longer look at any scene that seizes attention. We could have, perhaps should have overnighted but we didnÃ¢â¬â¢t. Nevertheless, we went to the very southern tip of the island and from west to east, stopping at lovely beaches and lookouts and country shops, and dining places, and at one location, Possession Point, Christine went for a long walk through pools of seawater while I took in the subjects for painting, and this is one result.
11X14 in oil on canvas, $300.00
Ã¢â¬ËTHERE SHE GOES,Ã¢â¬â¢ a 14X18 oil on canvas, so named because each morning in the town of Riquewihr, Alsace, France, these two men sat together for an espresso, a smoke and some conversation, and on this day, I saw them watching a young woman walking down the street. They both gazed silently, then turned to one another, and said nothing, took a drag on their cigarettes and then talked about their neighbourÃ¢â¬â¢s new tractor. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s been sixteen months since Christine and I were there. I wish I was there again. $450.00 unframed