painting and photographic works

Auvergne (Painting Series) – part 1

The creation of my first painting series (a group of works based on a common theme and style), was an important point for my artistic development. In August of 1984 I attended a “Painting in France” course put on by Paul Deggan (in conjunction with  Capilano College in Vancouver). I and three other students stayed at Deggan’s home / art studio in the small, medieval village of Montaigut-le-Blanc in central France (the Auvergne region). For three weeks (after a week in Paris) we explored and painted this picturesque village (with it’s old chateau,  a church and village walls) and surrounding rural areas.

The paintings in Part 1 of this series blog post are works that were painted “en plein air”, right there looking directly at the scene.

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“Countryside View from Chateau” Oil on canvas board 45 x 56 cm

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“L’Eglise”, oil on canvas board 33 x 41 cm

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“In the Field”, oil on canvas board, 28 x 41 cm

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“Arch in Montaigut-le-Blanc” – oil on canvas board, 38 x 56 cm

A number of other paintings were created as part of this series but they were done after the trip, back in the studio, from sketches and reference photos. These other paintings are featured in part 2 of this blog.

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  1. Pingback: Auvergne (Painting Series) – part 2 | Randall Talbot - Artist

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