My Latest Painting

Greetings, everyone!  If you think it has been forever since I shared one of my completed paintings with you…..well, it has.  I just finished up my latest project last week, and I have been working on it for months.  Because of our travels, I don’t always make it to my weekly oil painting class.  So, I’m going to whisper that it has taken me since January to paint this baby.  But, alas, it is finished, and I’m feeling proud.


Original Oil Painting - The 2 Seasons

This is called “On the Way to Bordeaux”.  When we were on a bicycling trip last year in France, we stopped by a sculpture garden in the middle of nowhere.  The sculptor had been taught by Rodin, and his work was quite special.



French bldg. - The 2 Seasons

This was a small building on the property, and I liked its looks.  However, I thought the door was a little drab.



French building - The 2 Seasons

So, the door in my painting was inspired by this set of shutters on a house in Giverny where Claude Monet’s home is located.  And those two photos, folks, were my muses.



On My Way to Bordeaux

Here they are side by side, but Picmonkey is cropping a little section of each one of them.  I’ve already begun another painting.  It is one in a series of four.  I’ll share them all when they are finished.  If you would like to check out some of my other painting, this post has links to them.


Take care.


  1. Lorraine says

    Janette….what a beautiful painting! You did a great job and I love the colour substitution for the door.