This is my impression of a scene in St. Paul de Vence near Nice in France. It is in watercolour on paper, measuring 162mm × 250mm. It is called ‘Galerie.’ While I was still at Nice I began laying it out in pencil from a photo I took and printed at 15cm × 10cm.
These are some more paintings that I made while staying at Nice. A large format version is also available for each at Jim’s Art Exhibition. Non-commercial use is permitted—see the Creative Commons License link in the bottom border of the page.
Le bus de Nice à Antibes
For many who visit Nice, Lido Plage and similar bathing areas along the Promenade des Anglais are a little piece of heaven. My wife Stephanie and I stayed nearby for two weeks from 6th July 2010. We enjoyed Lido Plage greatly, but it is probably fair to say that Stephanie belonged to those who experienced Lido Plage as a piece of heaven far more than I did. The pleasure of Stephanie’s company ensured I was in the category of ‘experiencing a little piece of heaven’ too. I made this watercolour painting on 250mm × 250mm paper shorly after having visited Musée des Beaux Arts de Nice. I was a little shocked by the extent to which the picture seemed to capture my ambivalent feelings about the ‘plage.’ Art should be freely available, so I have provided a high-resolution version to the image above (in Jim’s Art Exhibition) in case anybody likes it. They are free to print it out for non-commercial use.