Jasmine shadows

Whenever I travel, I often find myself painting and photographing windows and doors. To me they suggest a both a kind of intimacy and a bit of mystery. In France and Italy many people take great care in dressing their windows and doorways with pots of beautiful flowers. Shutters and doors are often painted a lovely bright color, which over time fades and mellows from exposure to the elements. This little window lives somewhere in the tiny French Provincial village of Ansouis.

provence painting of window


How nice it must be to enjoy the heady smell of jasmine each time you open a window! This painting measures 6x6 inches. It is done on a gallery wrapped canvas, and the edges are finished off in a color that compliments the painting: