L’Aube dans la Garrigue. ©John O’Grady, 2014
Oil on Panel, 6″x 6″
Not For Sale
On the plateau of Clansayes in the south of the department of La Drôme, the Mediterranean scrub is dense with small oak trees, boxwood and wild aromatic plants like lavender, thyme and rosemary. This is called “La Garrigue” in French. The plateau is criss-crossed with narrow dusty ancient roads and paths used by hunters and farmers and it is easy to get lost if you are not local as landmarks are hard to find.
It is also so very still. You can hear the occasional bird call and the sound of the wind in the vegetation when it gets up.
The muted violets, blues and pinks convey this feeling of solitude when the sun rises. This is “Dawn in the Garrigue”.
I hope you enjoy it. I’d love to read what you think.