Return to the Cote d’Azur – August 2016

Hi Everyone,

Summer on the Cote d’Azur, wonderful, hot, busy and just delightful!

The whole area of Provence is such a beautiful part of the world, with great food, excellent Rose wine and just terrific weather. The sea, the sand, the mountains just make me want to paint and this summer I have managed quite few. Not all totally successful but here they are , and I hope you will enjoy having a look at them.

Firstly St Paul de Vence, always busy with tourists but it is interesting to walk through the narrow streets and go into the art galleries.

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St Paul de Vence from Vence. Watercolour 16 inches by 12.

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The restaurants come to life!

 The second painting is a scene of cafe life in a Provence town as the restaurants come to life in the early evening.

Off the coast of Cannes is the Ile de Lerins, this painting, from a zoomed photo, shows the Abbey on the island where there is a lot of boating activity. It is about a 15 minute boat journey to the island. 

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I do like to paint yachts at sea and although the sea in watercolour is still a challenge for me here is a watercolour painted whilst in Provence.

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The mountains of Haut Provence are always an inspiration, here are two paintings from our holiday, although the scenes are not entirely factual!

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Lavender farm in Provence

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Evening at a Provence village

 For the first time in many years we went to Port Grimaud. This old style but 1960’s marina centred town is an interesting place with lots of Provencal inspired houses around the marina. Could resist a quick painting with our grandkids and family in the little green boat!

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Port Grimaud

Sometimes change of style is worth an experiment, so this last watercolour is a little different from the usual.

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The Old Farm

I hope that you have enjoyed this and the other paintings in this post. It was so great to be back on the Cote d’Azur!

Happy travelling

Brian

About brianswatercolours

After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog www.aquarellesdefrance.wordpress.com

Posted on August 23, 2016, in Paintings from our travels, Provence, The Cote d'Azur, Travels with a Brush, Villages in France, Watercolours and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m always happy to travel with you … maybe I’ll make it here one day. I just love the painting of the yachts – I’d say you did very well with the water! And the café scene is a favorite too, maybe just because it’s a little different. But as always, all the paintings are a delight and thanks so much for sharing. I love to see places through someone else’s eyes. : )

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