Saturday 24 December 2011

Beautiful Mas in Provence

Haven't posted for a while - it kinda slipped my mind due to all kinds of fun distractions. But that doesn't mean I didn't work...
This one was for a client of my lovely friend Elayne Murphy. She sold this lovely Provençale old original dry stone 'mas'. And gave an aquarelle painting to the new owners at the signing of the 'acte authentique'

Saturday 27 August 2011

House in Bargemon

Just finished, a painting of a pretty new house for the clients of real estate agency Maison2.
It is situated on 1000 m2 terrain, with a panoramic view. The house has a double garage, a living with fireplace, a large modern kitchen and three bedrooms.

Bargemon is a lovely village on 480 meter altitude amongst countless old olive trees. It is well-known for the pure water from the spring fountains all over the village..

photo: Andre Bouchaud

"La perle du Haut Var", as it is called, still has that peaceful medieval atmosphere, with its houses built around a very beautiful 15 century church.
Living is good in Bargemon: have a glass of wine on the square with the Beckhams, discover what the museum has in store, visit the market or have a walk in the old streets or the fort with a superb view on the green mountains...

Thursday 11 August 2011

View from Tourrettes sur Loup

After the house for the buyers of the villa in Tourrettes sur Loup (see post below), I painted the view - for the former owners... with two pieces of their lovely garden furniture... a lot of work and a lot of planning, but great fun! Thanks to David Prince of RHF for the commission!

Saturday 6 August 2011

House in Tourrettes

A picture of this beautiful villa in Tourrettes sur Loup, sold by RHF agent David Prince, will soon be handed over to the happy new owners. I am also working on a picture for the sellers, that will be from a different viewpoint, not showing the house but the fabulous view. Great to do too, I'll post it as soon as it is finished...

Saturday 2 July 2011

Villa in Opio

This house may look familiar to you: I just painted it for the third time :) This time a real biggy! For the owners - this beautiful villa is their holiday home, they love it very much and commissioned me for a XXL version, to hang in their house in Singapore...  
I created a booklet about 'the making of ' that you can see below:

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Villa in Cap d'Antibes

These wonderful aquarelles are created by my beloved colleague Marina Teding van Berkhout, fellow aquarellista! She did two different versions for the seller of this house, who happens to be a friend of hers! Read more below about this dream home...

As you can see it is a beautiful contemporary house! It is actually located in an enclosed domain on the Cap d'Antibes, one of the most beautiful spots on the French Riviera, only a couple of steps away from the famous beaches of the Cap and the well known Eden Roc Hotel. The garden measures about 1000 m² and has a heated pool with salt water.
Another great feature of this house is the large rooftop terrace, big enough to house a summer kitchen, lounge and dining area. All of course with stunning views over the sea and islands.

Friday 22 April 2011

Painting a sunny villa in Antibes

 This villa in Antibes was sold by Christopher Davenport of Riviera Home Finders - and he commissioned me for a painting to offer to his clients... I worked from pictures that he sent me, I loved the house - and initially chose this viewpoint:
But Chris suggested the one with the great reflection in the pool, and he was right!

I added oleanders  in the foreground - to enhance the overall composition...

The shadow makes it a sunny picture in this stage - an effect that will be slightly less as soon as you give the house its colour - because the contrast is less strong:

- by exaggerating the shadows, the bright, South-French sun comes back...

It was such fun to do... and Chris tells me the clients were very happy with it...