August 10, 2006
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.