Friday, February 27, 2009

Dreamvillage

Paris is a great town and it's a kind of privilege to live here and I love it.

But sometimes, at certain moments, I wish I would be in a quiet place. This morning was such a moment, which made me paint this little landscape which strangely resembles the landscape where my mom grew up, my grandparents lived and where we all spent our holidays, when I was a kid. Sweet nostalgia catches me sometimes.

Oil pastels on canvas - 11.7 x 17.7 cm / 4.6 x 7 in

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20 comments:

Martine said...

Your dreams are very colourful and romantic Andrea. I can dream looking at this painting too.
XXXm

Jessie Lilac said...

It looks like a beautiful and magical place and you've made such a lovely painting. The colours and shapes are perfect.x

Gufobardo said...

Hei Andrea, sometime you go to your parents, I hope! Paris is Paris, but a quiet landscape is important! right?

Cestandrea said...

Martine, oh I love it if we can share dreams through a painting..

Cestandrea said...

Jessie, thanks, that it so nice to hear from you pretty foxlady in the blue dress, magical too:)

Cestandrea said...

Gurfobardo, hope your cold has gone away, and oh yes, I sometimes go to that quiet place, in real and in my dream. You are so right, quiet landscapes are so important. Well said:)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love those dreams. we all need dream's to get us thru the dull days we can experience in daily life. Yours are very vivid and colorful. We can get up and paint our days on canvas how we want them. :)

Lynn said...

Andrea is it wonderful what you did with the layers of color here and the quaint little village tucked neatly into the hills with the tall church is lovely. I feel the peacefulness.

klaproos said...

mmm
looking at your painting i can picture myself there,
let's make a deal, i bring the wine, you bring the bread, en what more do we need:-)

soulbrush said...

it has such a dremay look about it, you love paris like i love london. hugs.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Solitude, peace and silence - I wish that for you today. I know you crave it - I hear it in your work - sometimes.

aimee said...

i love those brief moments of sweet nostalgia but i could never capture them as beautifully as you have in this painting. i can't believe you did this in a morning!

katie jane said...

This is so idyllic and peaceful. Quite a nice painting. I hope you can get some real quiet time soon. Sounds like you could use a break.

Dianne said...

I love how you have put your feelings into this piece, I feel like jumping right into the field, lying down and looking up at the sky! Isn't it wonderful to paint from your imagination?
Although living in one of the most wonderful cities in the world must be exciting, you must hanker after the countryside every now and then - Soulbrush must feel the same about London!

yvette said...

you keep amazing me with the techniques you use with an easyness (or look like because its hard work)
this is so suggestive I understand fully and see it how you long to be there. ot you saw it right i've got three schapendoezen.
I wish you a amazing weekend.
hugs yvette

Megan Coyle said...

Paris is a wonderful place--I once visited Paris but only for a weekend. I wish I had more time to really take in the area--there are so many lovely buildings and museums there. From what I saw of it, it was like an artist's paradise.

Your new landscape piece is lovely. The colors and blending you used really give it a whimsical look. You've captured a tranquil and colorful world.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I have unfortunately never visited Paris much less lived in that wonderful city. I do remember from my reading that author Henry Miller, when he lived in Paris, sought "quiet days in Clichy" wherever that may be.

patti said...

Andrea, you are a most sensitive artist! This is a beautiful place. I think, some cheese, fruit & wine, a nice big sun hat and a picnic blanket to lie back on and enjoy the scenery!

marianne said...

Oh I recognize this homesick feelings.......
And you know you vcan´t go back or want to but still you have this feeling.
Beautiful painting!

Anonymous said...

nice one

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