"Wash Day" mini Provence painting

 Some of my favorite painting subjects are the windows and doors of Provence:

Provence painting doorway village scene "Wash Day" Oil on Canvas, 7"x5" sold

For me, the charm of Provence is in every day life. I love the Provencal colors-- the gorgeous combination of the buildings' earthy hues contrasted by bright  and cheerfully painted shutters and doors.  And most of all I enjoyed the people. By American standards they might seem a little reserved, but they are but warm and lovely. They possess an aesthetic that really appeals to me; taking care to fill their homes (and doors and windows!) with touches of simple beauty, rich with color, texture and quality.