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La Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence

La Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence

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This is a studio painting made from a number of studies of la Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence. The fountain, or spring, of Vaucluse, situated at the feet of a steep limestone cliff 230 metres high, is the biggest spring in France. I was particularly drawn to the way the light was bouncing off the buildings in the right and creating an area of warmth in the centre of the painting. The vertical composition gives expression to the atmospheric perspective and a tonal contrast between the blue distant mountains and the green of the water.


It is a Plein air painting on double primed canvas board. Board size 11” x 14”

Framed size 17” x 20” hand embellished and finished wood frame.

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