02 June 2010

S.W.France French Blue Shutters


S.W. France 
French Blue Shutters
Oil on linen/panel, 2005, 11"x8.5"
This is the second painting of SW France. I could not resist this beautiful street scene with the dramatic play of light and shadow. This scene is also in the Dordogne area of South-west France.
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12 comments:

Cindy said...

Too lovely~!

DGehman said...

Utterly amazing build of brush strokes and colors - seemingly simple clues that somehow assemble into a fully-detailed scene. Amazing...

Régis Pettinari said...

France, what a wonderful country !! ;-)
Thanks Stephen.

steve strode said...

I feel I am beginning to get to know Detroit through looking at your paintings, so when I saw this I thought ...surely not. Good painting Stephen.

A.Decker said...

So much reflected light; it's almost ethereal.

Great piece.

Don Gray said...

Beautiful! Almost feels like you channeled a bit of Van Gogh in this.

Sally Shisler......... said...

I love your work Steven! It has a Russian impressionist feel to it - very solid and well understood form.

Sally Shisler......... said...

Oops - I meant 'Stephen', sorry : )

sonyartchasey said...

Just found your blog - very much like how you find the essential in your compositions. It's interesting to see both the quicker work & those that are obviously more time consuming.
I live in SW France, though not la Dordogne.Which village is this?

Stephen Magsig said...

Thank you all very much, I have been away for a couple days badly needed R&R, so am way behind in computer work.I am happy with all the comments and France is a Wonderful Country that we hope to get back to very very much.

Stephen Magsig said...

Sonya, I am not sure but I think it was in Bergerac. I also enjoyed visiting your site, nice work.

Kristen said...

Fantastic perspective! I love the composition of this piece.