This house in France is a wonderful piece of property, surrounded by gardens made up of mostly shrubs and trees. I thought it would make for a great painting, so I used it as one of the reference images for the Wetcanvas’ February Monthly Oil Pastel challenge. And of course I couldn’t resist painting it with OPs (14×11).
The green and yellows are a bit more dramatic in person – my camera doesn’t handle green and yellows when together very well. I hope you get an idea of how special the property is.
Beautiful painting !
Hi Petronette, thanks so much for your wonderful comment! Nice to hear from you.
Such a warm feeling
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!!
Your painting pulled me in, until I felt as though I was part of the scenery. Beautiful work!
Hi Elisa, thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I glad felt a part of the painting, the reference image did the same for me and I really wanted to see if I could capture the same feelings painting the scene with oil pastels. Thank you!
This is gorgeous! It looks like it came right out of a fairytale!
Hi Mamie, so glad to hear from you. Thank you for kind comment on this painting!
Wonderful work Mary❤ wish to be there and have a walk around😃❤
Hi Violet! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, and with your subjects I bet this would be a perfect setting for one of your wonderful paintings. Thank you, and also for following my blog! Take care, Mary
Thank you too Mary!
By the way,I was one of your followers from the beginning but recently I don’t know why your posts are not coming to my readers . Anyway Yesterday I tried in new way! First make unfollow and then again follow (^_^)
Hope the problem has solved😃
Sometimes WordPress is little bit strange!!!!!(^_^)
Hi Violet, thanks for joining again as a follower – I appreciate it. I saw a couple of other bloggers having to do the same thing as well. Not sure why, but I’m so glad that you are receiving notifications again to my blog.
Lovely. Just lovely 🙂
Hi Lilly Sue, thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Appreciate hearing from you – thanks so much!
So serene yet vibrant-great, Mary.
Hi Elena, thank you so much! Appreciate your wonderful feedback ~ have a nice weekend!
Une maison de campagne. And dazzling colors too. A painter’s residence, no doubt.
Je suis d’accord avec toi. How did I do Ariel’s Prospero? I imagine the distant view from the top floor is a dazzling sight – that’s where I would be perched every night. The garden feels like it’s a special place for people to wander through as they sip champagne or as you mentioned the resident painter finds a spot to capture on their easel.
C’est chouette, Marie.
Merci Ariel’s Prospero! Until later – I must paint now!
love the colors and the sphere in this work!
Hi Katleen, thank you for your kind words, appreciate hearing from you!
Lovely piece Mary!
Hi Cindy, thank so much for commenting!!
its simply lovely
Hi Doris, thank you!!! I really appreciate hearing from you and for your wonderful comment. Thanks ~ Mary
This reminds me so much of Provence. What a lovely photo this is, and I think you have colors spot-on. They tend to be a more gray-green then a vibrant green. You have such beautiful paintings, that I can’t pick a favorite.
Duh..I meant painting, not photo. 🙂
You know how to make someone’s day – thank you so much!!! You are so right with the place and the colors, for the most part they have been grayed down – with the exception of two bushes. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your compliments – have a wonderful evening! Mary
Thank you! I greatly appreciate your kind visit to my site, likewise, your generous comments! More power to your blog! Happy Valentine’s Day! With love Maxima
Hi Maxima, thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts and comment!! I do appreciate hearing from you – Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well ~ Mary
That looks so inviting! I’m imaging a romantic Valentines Day picnic with that great view. 😉
Ah yes Cyndi that would be wonderful! Can you image that view, especially with the pinks and light salmon sun rays?
wow, that looks very complicated! it’s beautiful, and i wish i could see it in person!
Hi Z, you know I didn’t think about how complicated it was until I started painting! Figures right, then I began thinking oh – oh what did I get myself into. To be honest, it reads much better in person, my camera work isn’t showing the wonderful colors I was able to establish w/n the painting. I have a lot of magenta, purples, burnt sienna, ultramarine blues, etc that aren’t really showing. Thanks so much ~ Mary
i have done that as well.. especially with that last one ‘mana de la paz’ for some nearby clients..the entire border, instead of being black, is a border of broken shards… it took another week of work, but it really enhanced the main subject!
Oh how wonderful, I’ll bet is turned out gorgeous! When you understand where you’re going with a project, it really doesn’t matter how long it takes because the trip is really well worth the time. Is the painting posted on your blog? Would love to see it ~ Mary
they have a new frame, though i haven’t been back over there to view it in its perm. spot. i’ll take photos when i do!
con mucho gusto!
I am embarrassed to say that I read the article and completely forgot to go back to your post – gosh where is my mind these days.
To all who read this note, take an opportunity to see Playamart – Zeebra Designs liked that Z provided here. You’ll be glad you did – she is a fabulous artist!
dear kind and beautiful and wonderful and very talented mary!
thank you so much! i’m glad you enjoyed the article and the post!!!
Fantastic work, Mary! I want to be there 🙂
Hi Calee, me too – I’ll meet you there! Thank you appreciate your comment ~ Mary
This looks wonderful, Mary! Love it! Is it place where you have been in real life?
Thank you so much, I appreciate your wonderful comment!! No, I wish I had seen it in person though. This is was done from a reference image in the Wetcanvas image library. Although when I was in France I saw several great properties that remind of this place. Thanks ~ Mary
The property is great but the surrounding is even better. I get mixed up now, do I want a farm or that house on the hill… Beautiful.
Hi – thanks so much for your thoughts and comment. I’ll take the house on the hill, imagine that view every day!
Thinking to share such beautiful views with an artist like you can only inspire my paintings. It is great to visit you here or at the house on the hill and learn from your work. Thank you for sharing your work.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment.