Taking down and putting up and framing, today:
And more work on that painting ... the pear and the river ... and still there is either too much detail, or too little (it isn't clear to me yet):
The inspiration was a passage by W.G. Rogers, on traveling near Nimes with Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas: "Across a completely charming countryside where the air had the tang of ripening fruit, and where white, chalky soil burst in brilliant splashed through the vivid, sometimes dazzling, green of the foliage." You do see... you want some, but not too much, of that dazzle.