Painting in St Remy and Avignon

For the last fortnight of October, Dick and I travelled to Avignon and St Remy de Provence; we drew every day. We visited was the Asylum of St Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh was a patient for a year in 1889-90, and where he completed over a hundred paintings. This was an extraordinary and moving experience.

We saw the Alpilles from afar in Avignon, these steep limestone crags rise steeply from behind the Asylum; from our hotel window we looked straight up at them.  Since coming home I’ve developed a number of paintings on this theme.

Les Alpilles, sunset

Les Alpilles, sunset

The Alpilles from St Remy

Les Alpilles from St Remy

 

St Paul de Mausole

St Paul de Mausole

Persimmon tree in the Asylum garden

Persimmon tree in the Asylum garden

 

The Asylum garden

Olives at St Paul

Olives at St Paul

 

Provencal Landscape

Provencal Landscape

Far Mountains

Far Mountains

Olives under the Alpilles

Olives under the Alpilles

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