Monday, December 27, 2010

"Olive Grove"

"Olive Grove"
6"x6" oil on canvas panel

What could be better on a snowy windy day than thinking about and painting a Provencal olive grove? It reminds me of a delightful book I received for Christmas, "My French Life", by Vicki Archer, with beautiful photos of Saint Remy de Provence and her own olive grove. And there are Carol Drinkwater's books on that same subject, which I love. I hope they enjoy writing as much as I am enjoying remembering Provence in paint.


  1. Bobbi if you would, share a bit more on your process here, do you set up in as much sunlite as possible... or are this images plucked from memories, please tell us more.....thanks .....Nathan.

  2. Hi Bobbi,

    Yes, that is how the groves are looking now that we have harvested the olives and pressed them into liquid gold.
    I am thrilled that you love the books. Thank you. Do look out for TV film series we are making based on The Olive ROUTE and The Olive TREE (two books in the series
    Thank you for sharing the love of olive trees!

  3. The light shimmers. Good work. Happy New Year to you!

  4. Love this-who knew that Olive Trees could be so beautiful and amazing. Will get books and learn more!