Ginger Bread Houses

Ginger Bread Houses


oil on canvas, 46cm x 38cm,
view of houses, from the beach,
somewhere south Cabourg.
painted in February 2007,
sketched in October 2006.

On our daily walk along the beach to Cabourg, we would pass these Norman houses perched on a bluff above the beach. While this oil painting looks to be representational, the actual scene as always served only as the starting point of the painting. I'have greatly change and simplified the details as well as changed colors but hopefully I managed to capture something of their unique character.