Le Cabanon ©John O’Grady, 2013
Acrylic on Panel 6″x 6″
In this painting, I set out to capture the character of this ‘cabanon’,
a little stone structure covered with
roman tiles you can often see standing in the middle of
fields here, in northern Provence. This one is tall and narrow.
Many are now disused though they once provided shelter for land
workers and their tools.
Spring time shows nature at its most exuberant with a flourish
of greens dotted with the reds of poppies. They are everywhere, in ditches
on roadsides, in set-aside land, amongst wheat fields, …
What is their appeal?
Famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt painted them.
I couldn’t resist having a go.
I’d love to hear your opinion.