acrylic on jute canvas panel
40x30 cm
Steps Tourtour, Provence
I worked for several hours on this plein air piece. For most of that time, the locals or tourists who stopped briefly to study it said disconcertingly little. Then three or four locals in a row said "Magnifique!" - which given the earlier silences literally took me aback: I found my seat suddenly slipping to the step below and ejecting me in the same direction! Fortunately only my dignity was hurt.