Painting in St Remy and Avignon

For the last fortnight of October, Dick and I travelled to Avignon and St Remy de Provence; we drew every day. We visited was the Asylum of St Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh was a patient for a year in 1889-90, and where he completed over a hundred paintings. This was an extraordinary and moving experience.

We saw the Alpilles from afar in Avignon, these steep limestone crags rise steeply from behind the Asylum; from our hotel window we looked straight up at them.  Since coming home I’ve developed a number of paintings on this theme.

Les Alpilles, sunset
Les Alpilles, sunset
The Alpilles from St Remy
Les Alpilles from St Remy

 

St Paul de Mausole
St Paul de Mausole
Persimmon tree in the Asylum garden
Persimmon tree in the Asylum garden

 

The Asylum garden
Olives at St Paul
Olives at St Paul

 

Provencal Landscape
Provencal Landscape
Far Mountains
Far Mountains
Olives under the Alpilles
Olives under the Alpilles

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