At a nearby brocante shop these were the paintings, a few of the many, that caught my eye. I did not buy any of them simply because hanging them on the ceiling is not an option.
Most of these French provencal paintings are oil on canvas, and 1900s or older.
"Country table with the plaid tablecloth rolled back."
Did you notice that the handle on the pitcher is broken, love that.
"A port in Marseille"
Blame it on Cassis that I started noticing boat paintings. Oh yeah see them I do, but not ready to commit to a nautical theme, nope that I cannot do. As I type that a voice inside me says, "Sporadical - spontaneous - slapdash - impulsive - flake cake - inclination towards the unexpected ... never say never cause a boat will probably float onto your walls."
"Flowers," the vendor said, "Flowers are big sellers, portraits not so much, boat paintings are very much in demand."
I love portraits in big chunky frames.
My inner voice, clears its throat, and says, "Add odd ball to the above list."
Though, at the brocante shop, I have admired this painting for over a year.
A woman walked up, grabbed it, offered less and walked out with it.
A friend recently told me, that at times she cuts off a section of a painting she doesn't like and then just like that the painting improves. Sadly, I understood what she meant. Not that I have cut off a painting, but at times I can see how a painting would greatly improve in doing so.
See if the painting were cut, (photoshopped) it changes that mood, my imagination shifts, I prefer it.
Have you ever cut a painting?
This is a classic house from Carmargue.
A fireplace at the back and a rounded roof in front.
The lighthouse in Cassis.
I assume this painting is not from Provence. It seems like Bretagne, where French Husband's father's family is from.
What's your guess?
Yes it snows in Provence. Not this year. But it does. Of course not enough to ski, or wear snow boots, nor have to put chains on your car, okay maybe snow is too big of a word... sugar coating cold.
The lack of color attracted my attention.
Red tiled rooftops, that says Provence and those colorful small boats.
Almond or cherry?
Almond is my guess.
Mont St. Victoire
Between Aix en Provence, Marseille and Saint Maximin.
Cezanne's painted this landscape many times...
A collection of Cezanne's painitngs photographs via Wiki
Cezanne painted Mont St Victoria over eighty times.
This one is eight inches oil on wood.
It is on my online brocante shop.
Which painting do you like the best?
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