Pruniers 5

‘Pruniers 5’
medium size oil on canvas
36 x 48 cm (approx 14 x 18 inches)
© adam cope

Very pleasant evening yesterday. Long, light, bright sunshine. A warm wind from the south (‘L’Antan’) carrying the sweet smells of spring. The landscape now covered with green. A fresh lime green of new leaves photosynthesising. Lovely, I choose to paint this rather than chase the coppery new leaves or the next waves of late blossoming fireworks. The soil breathing sweetly, smelling good & gleam pink/violet in the late afternoon light.How does one paint this miracle of sunlight? This miracle of photosynthesis?

Path through an orchard, beautiful place to be.

BTW, this the same orchard as always, the one we can see from our kitchen window. Le verger de Mr & Madame Verdier. You can’t see our house in this painting but it is situated just behind the third plum tree, the one next to the edge.