Friday, September 13, 2013

Bringing Provence Home: Sunflowers

"The sunflower is mine, in a way." -Vincent van Gogh


Is there any symbol of Provence more beautiful than the sunflower? They seem to capture all the region's sparkling warmth and brightness, its golden days and summer heat.


Provence is one of those places that makes such an indelible impression on your senses that you can't help but bring it home with you. Little bits of Provence turn up in your daily life long after you've left it behind. Like sunflowers. They are on my mind. Growing out of my palette and blooming on my paper...


In my home and on my table...



Helping me to celebrate...



A wonderful reminder of sweet, sunny days and discovering Provence. 

Happy Friday! XO

8 comments:

  1. So beautiful...you really have a true talent Jeanne...not only in your lovely painting but for living life well!
    Bon Weekend et Bisous,
    H

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I'd say the same to you, with your ability to see and describe the complex, layered beauty of your adopted home. I didn't realize just how spot on your writings about Arles and Provence were until I visited that part of the world. Love how you bring it to life in pictures and words! Happy Weekend! XOXO

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  2. Love sunflowers and no where do they look more beautiful than in Provence, its pure magic.

    Love how you have displayed all the beautiful flowers in your home Jeanne as an homage to Provence!

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  3. Thanks, Tina! I thought of you when I painted the sunflowers in the blue and white ginger jar. I just love the way sunflowers change the look of a room, table or vase - they bring a relaxed, casual happiness that is different from any other flower. Happy Weekend to you! XOXO

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  4. Your painting is fabulous, Jeanne. Love how you have used the sunflowers in your home. I try to keep a vase of sunflowers on my breakfast room table - so bright and happy. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. You capture their happy faces so beautifully, Jeanne. We're having a gray, rainy day here and your flowers just cheered us up! Have a great weekend.
    xxoo
    C + C

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  6. Très jolis, tes tournesols, Jeanne. A talented artist, you are! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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