August 10, 2006

Luberon


luberon 2 oil/acrylic/ochre/charcoal 12"x16"


Luberon 1 oil/acrylic/ochre/charcoal 12"x 16"

the cliffs at the Luberon

rocks at Avignon
When my husband and I came back from the south of France I had to just spill the experience all out of me onto canvas and illustration board. There were so many places which visually impacted me. None greater however, than the Luberon area where ochre is mined.It stained my shoes and my mind permanently! I brought back some ochre pebbles to draw with which I bought at the ochre mine. Rocks were the theme of the entire trip, but the ochre ones warmed my soul. Here are two works inspired from the Luberon and some of my own photos of our favorite rocks from that trip...
(the rocks that launched a thousand artworks...)

the word for the day is ... unexpected ... as in where inspiration can come from, the everyday object viewed in a different way , and a turn of events.

11 comments:

Susan Tuttle said...

Susan,
Your art is beautiful!! Nice to have connected with you!

Best,
Susan

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Max said...

Wonderful works and colors, Susan!

andrea said...

oo oo oo -- love these two pieces, especially the second one. I'd love to see you expand the theme to a larger size.

angela said...

beautiful susan. absolutely beautiful.

i think that "unexpected" is the perfect word today.

smiles and loves...

me

susan said...

- andrea -- i have done about 12 pieces some of which are over at my work link...
i never deleted any comments.. ahem? blogger?
and glad you all liked the rocks!

ladylinoleum said...

I'm with you on the unexpected. That's what I've always found to be completely engrossing about the process of making art. Inspiration comes from EVERYWHERE.

Your paintings are sumptuous.

Lady K said...

I love natural art supplies! (Well okay almost all art supplies.) But natural art supplies from a place that you have visited and been inspired by takes on a whole new mystical energy.

Wörtwurst said...

Luberon! That makes me think of an oil can filled with Oberon. Nice artwork anyway.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

home echos here and calls my name, Rousset and Ocra mixed in the Sorgue!

MjM said...

The two paintings titled "Luberon" make me think of 1)squinting without my glasses into a compartmentalized drawer, like in a kitchen and 2) Meat and vegetables laid out on a cutting board in preparation for cooking.

Yummy

MjM