my husband, 5 kiddos, & i just returned from a month together in france. the charming farmhouse we rented sat amidst the rolling hills & farms of the garonne region. as we spent time with the locals: playing at the parks, attending the tiny branch at church, getting to know our hosts, and having new friends over for dinner...our family began to taste the “bonheur” or happiness the french describe: not a fleeting moment of pleasure, but the sustained state of being that connects these moments intensifying the overall experience. truly, it's something that is cultivated, curated, and savored.
this painting is currently part of the springville museum of fine art's 95th annual spring salon. the opening reception is wednesday, april 24th from 6 to 8 pm. the exhibit will be open till july 6th.
part of my french floral series, inspired by the floral still life paintings seen in the orangerie and musee d'orsay. 48" oil on wood panel, named after the song by pink martini & the von trapps. gold wide 2" sides, lightly varnished, wired, and ready to hang.
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