(Do Come In)
Oil On canvas board
image size: 12” x 9”
framed size: 15 ½” x 12 ½” Price: $400 (Shipping Included)
framed weight: 1” 8 oz.
We were traveling in Provence and going across mountains from the Vaucluse Valley to the Luberon Valley by car. At the top of one mountain, we discovered a “mas” or farm that had Nativity sets for sale. In French, they are called “santons” and there are many pre-Christmas shows in various parts of Europe that display the artistry of these hand-made sets. At this particular studio, the style was a more primitive and charming type, hand painted on ceramic figures. Oftentimes, they include much more than what is commonly thought of as Nativity scenes, with village craftspeople and other animals more familiar with medieval European life.
We would’ve missed the delight of visiting the studio set on an old farm, with buildings and fences made of rock if we had just passed the entryway that was humble but inviting.
“Finding Peace through Painting”