Image: 10” x 20”
Painted on 2” deep gallery wrapped canvas, protected with Archival Varnish
Framed size: 11 ¼” x 21” Solid maple Framed Price: $650
wt. ” 3# 8 oz.
Unframed: 10″ x 20″ Unframed Price: $550
wt. ” 1# 12 oz
In my last visit to France, I wanted to pursue the area where my maternal ancestors had lived in the sixteenth century. It was a time of turmoil in France and the Reformation had just begun with Martin Luther and was spreading to France, under John Calvin, as well as other European countries.
These ancestors were Huguenots and were being persecuted and massacred by the Duke de Guise. When the nearby Massacre of Vassy took place in 1563, the survivors fled to Geneva where Protestantism was protected.
But today, all is calm in the area of Champagne where we stayed, at a lovely bed and breakfast just outside of Joinville. Sitting on top of a hill, we could look over and down at neighboring towns and villages. Such history! The place where we stayed dated at least as far back as Roman times and was surrounded by green fields.
“Finding Peace through Painting”