By organizing small paintings in one wall, a special view or journey is created. Small paintings for small towns hold a sense of intimacy. The feelings that survive many remote villages in Europe. Small wonders, small surprises sprung up here and there and everywhere in small places. In this case it was the conifer thriving in a tiny corner with a companion of a climber on a tiny roof caught my interest! The contrast of the two plant species were the symbols of man and wife in many cultures. These two plants are actually married! They are there for one another! That's the art of gardening in a French village. People are not just cultivating plants but relationships that help to survive many ancient villages in France! That's the beauty!
|Very Charming French Provence Village Watercolor Painting on paper|
Popular Classic Postcard or Pochade size 6 x 8 inches or 15 x 20 cm , USD $95
Ideal as gift, hanging on its own or in groups due to small size
Conifers have a life span that ranges from a few decades to more than 5,000 years. Looking at the history of Lourmarin. The village has been settled for at least a thousand years, and was probably a Neolithic campsite before that. A fortress was first built at the site in the 12th century, and was rebuilt by Foulques d'Agoult in the 15th century on the foundations of the earlier castle. It was restored in 1920. In 1545 the town was burned down because its population was predominantly Waldensian protestant.
Its present mayor (2001-2008, 2008-2014) is Blaise Diagne, grandson of the like-named first Black African deputy and member of a French government.
After all ups and downs, this conifer stood in the corner, like a faithful friend waiting to say hello! A rare friendship sprung out of a something like an impossible place! that's the conifer of Lourmarin!