John Dyer Painting. Figs and Grapes under the Hot Sun, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, Provence
The amazing landscape of Provence is captured in this delightful canvas by John Dyer of the Luberon village of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt. Our view is through the overhanging branches of a fig tree which beautifully frames the Provençal village. Vines stretch out in the midground with bunches of grapes ripening in the hot summer sunshine.
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.