Do you stop to enjoy watching a beautiful sunset?

This painting is a memory of such a moment when I had to stop my car to fully appreciate this special evening spectacle.

It was a hot day in Provence and the heat gaze was palpable around me.

The large sun glowing against the burnt-orange sky started its descend behind the horizon line and meanwhile I started noticing other colours, more subtle ones, pinks and greens.

Several days later, back in my studio, I started a new large painting.

When the first mark on the canvas became a deep orange, I knew that sunset was going to take centre stage…