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John Dyer Painting. Picking Lavender, Aurel, Provence, France.
John Dyer's painting of the lavender at Aurel in Provence uses a warm palette of colour. Rich purples and soft lavenders sit against the Naples yellow of the earth. You can almost feel the heat and hear the sounds of Provence in this delightful small study by this acclaimed British artist. Aurel clings to the hillside and swifts fly through the sky whilst local characters collect the lavender.
John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.