"Vines and Olive Trees in Provence"

pastel 20" x 13" 2001

Ah, Provence! This typical view is from my cousins' back yard. They make their own olive oil and live the good retired life there in Cotignac. My Francophile brother, Bryan, told me I had to check out this lifestyle: thus my trip to France with him and my French mother, Yvonne. The yummy Ratatouille we ate was grown by Dede and cooked by Cozette. The ever-present sun kissed the huge garden and the swimming pool. Bliss! This was the first pastel I did on my return, trying to keep the flavor of my wonderful trip. I'll be back.