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Hot Summer Days

Hot Summer Days

This painting was inspired by the hot summer days here in Greece. We recently spent some time exploring the dramatic Mani Peninsula, just across the bay from where we are in Messinia. This area is so very different from where we live. The landscape is mostly harsh and mountainous, with bare hillsides and haphazard rock walls and tall dried grasses.

Created on canvas, my intention in this painting was to convey the dry rocky landscape and the heat of a Greek summer.

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Art Weekly 167 – Annecy, France

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4th February 2016

I’ve always loved seeing photos of Annecy in the Rhone-Alpes region of France, and we finally had a visit there in September. The architecture and scenery is so very different from what I’m used to in the South. The historic centre is jammed with cobbled lanes, tiny canals and pastel coloured houses, so my camera was clicking overtime! Our hotel was right in the midst of it all, so there was plenty of scope for exploring, and we were lucky to be there for market day for even more photos!

Annecy is also known for it’s beautiful lake which is reputed to be the cleanest in Europe due to strict environmental regulations imposed back in the 1960’s. Being in the Alps, there is plenty of snow in winter, but we were impressed to hear that they don’t even use salt on the roads, so that the lake is kept in it’s pristine condition.  Good news for us considering we bought ourselves a new car there!

If you would like to buy this painting, please click on this link to my Art Weekly Online Shop, or if you’d rather deal with me direct, please email me at jackie@jackiesherwood.com.

Annecy, France
Price: AUD$ 90.00
Size: 15 x 21cm
(Postage and handling included)

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Art Weekly No 139 – Pomegranate, Greece

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The pomegranate has to be one of our oldest and most romantic fruit and has been cultivated since ancient times. There are a lot of pomegranates around Koroni, and they always seem to catch my eye, no matter which season. Right now they are starting to come into bud, and these, along with their branches, seem to produce an orange glow. The lovely bright green leaves are then complemented by the beautiful orange flowers, and then of course, the pomegranate fruit themselves arrive, which are in a class of their own. These seem to appear almost stealthily, changing from pale green through a myriad of orange shades, to the most vibrant tones of red. I think the pomegranate trees at their best towards the end of summer, still with some fruit, when their leaves turn from a luminescent lime green, to a vivid orange, before they shed them and go to sleep for winter.

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Needless to say, the pomegranate fruit are a miracle in themselves – perhaps another painting and blog will be needed to cover them.

Pomegranate

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Pomegranate, Greece
Price: AUD$90.00
Size: 21 x 15cm
(Postage and handling included)

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Art Weekly No 133 – Reflets de France

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For Sale – 10th December 2013 – SOLD

This title is actually a well known food brand here, but I do think it also suits this painting as, to me, it is one of the rather memorable ‘reflections of France’.  These long straight roads lined with plane trees are such a wonderful sight at all times of the year, but there is something quite stunning about them in winter when they’re almost bare and their trunks glimmer almost white in the sunshine. We have been getting plenty of sunshine here in the Languedoc, but that also comes with COLD. When I got inside following my early morning trot down to the boulangerie recently, Peter was pleased to point out that was minus 5oC! I suspect it might almost be warmer in the UK (and that’s saying something!) where we’re heading off towards tomorrow, with a few days exploring Normandy along the way.

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Reflets de France
Price: AUD$ SOLD
Size: 15 x 21cm
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A Painting A Week No 123 – The Olive Tree, Koroni

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For Sale – 1st May 2013 

This olive tree is an integral part of our view and stands proudly in our neighbour, Vassili’s field, with the blue sea behind. A good subject I think, to recommence my 2013’s artistic pursuits!

If you would like to buy this painting, please click on this link to my Art Weekly Online Shop, or if you’d rather deal with me direct, please email me at jackie@jackiesherwood.com.

The Olive Tree, Koroni
Price:  AUD$90.00
Size: 21 x 15cm
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A Painting A Week No 121 – Languedoc Harvest

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For Sale – 11th February 2013 –

Another appropriate painting this week as we’re here in the Languedoc again. There’re no golden leaves left on the grapes now, but the countryside is still looking beautiful with its rows of bare vines, the golden sandy soil, and the huge skies.  We’re staying with friends in the lovely village of Magalas, and seem to be spending an awful lot of time driving along what I always think of as ‘Napoleon’s French roads’! – long and straight and lined on either side with rows of bare plain trees, their silver trunks sparkling in the winter light.

If you would like to buy this painting, please click on this link to my Art Weekly Online Shop, or if you’d rather deal with me direct, please email me at jackie@jackiesherwood.com.

Languedoc Harvest
Price: AUD$90.00
Size: 21 x 15cm
(Postage and handling included)