Magne lane

Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 cm

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‘Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.’ Paul Cezanne

This piece was painted a couple of weeks ago at the Magne annual painting festival  in Magne, France. A great festival and a lovely little village – always plenty of potential subject matter around. Every time I have painted at the festival, it has always been very hot and sunny, and normally a few showers later in the day as well. So, this time, instead of painting a piece of the environment, I focussed on the effect of the light and shadows using colour.

Summer flowers

Oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm

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‘There are always flowers for those who want to see them.’ HENRI MATISSE


Painted this one last weekend at a painting festival – Les Peintre dans la Rue – at a small hamlet called Mortemart. Lovely village, lovely day and quite a nice little daubing I thought. Apparently, so did the jury and the members of the public who were also able to cast a vote, and I was awarded first place for the oil painting section.

However, as I was not there when they made the announcement, they gave the cash prize to the runner-up!