The original painting included these 4 smaller ones: "Une Lucarne on a Grey French Sky," "Roofs and Chimneys in Anjou," "For Each Window, a Different View," and "Ring the Bell," on a 16"x20" canvas.

This project started as a study. I wanted to practice working with values, to get more comfortable playing with lights and darks. So I decided to stay with one color: gray, and to paint the beautiful architectural details of my childhood home in La Fleche.

My parents' home is over 150 years old; it is made of a beautiful cream-colored limestone, and topped with delicate ardoise (slate) roofs. I asked my niece to take pictures for me, and she sent me 300! So I picked out four, and went to work.

Meanwhile, my entire family was preparing for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. And what started as a study became the perfect gift! The original now resides in France, right in the home depicted in the painting.

The 4 parts are available as 4 separate prints.

 

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The original painting included these 4 smaller ones
"Une Lucarne on a Grey French Sky," "Roofs and Chimneys in Anjou", ...
... read the story behind the painting ...
TitleRoofs and Chimneys in Anjou
Year2014
Size8"x10"
MediaOil paint on Canvas
CommissionCommissioned and sold in La Fleche, France
   
The original painting included
these 4 smaller ones ...
... read the story behind the painting ...
TitleRoofs and Chimneys in Anjou
Year2014
Size8"x10"
MediaOil paint on Canvas
CommissionCommissioned and sold in La Fleche, France

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Last Update 2019-04-01
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without
express written permission of Marion's Workshop is prohibited.
marion@marionsworkshop.com