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This is the cover page to my calendar:
Twelve months of French acrylic paintings

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The village of Varaignes, France. I passed this doorway early one morning and the wisteria seemed to be dripping from from the creeper. I loved the shadows the flowers were casting on the door. I’ve just decided it’s finished. It’s taken about 3 weeks in the making. Acrylic on canvas. 40 × 50cm. Original for Sale. 212 views as at 19 June 2010.


  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesover 4 years ago

    oh that is beautiful – i love wisteria, when the scent catches the breeze it’s just lovely :)

  • Thanks so much Sarah. I’ve never seen it as thick as this, but it’s all gone now.

    – FranEvans

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago
  • Thanks so much, Julie.

    – FranEvans

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thanks so much Tibby. This was one I wished I hadn’t started. It gave me such headaches!

    – FranEvans

  • Portia Greenwood
    Portia Greenwoodover 4 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thanks so much Portia. You’ve really been watching my work! Glad you like them.

    – FranEvans

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 4 years ago

    AWESOME !!!

  • Thanks Corinne! I am so glad you like it! I nearly gave up on this one, countless times.

    – FranEvans

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3over 4 years ago

    Very pretty scene! Love the purple shadows.
    I once had wisteria over a trellis at
    my front door. The darn thing never did bloom!

  • Thanks Maryann, the shadows were a mixture of ultramarine and burnt sienna, it creates a funny plum colour.

    – FranEvans

  • Errazi-Jalal
    Errazi-Jalalover 4 years ago

    Fabuleux et étonnant Fran!!

  • Thanks so much, Jalal. A beautiful comment.

    – FranEvans

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 4 years ago

    Brilliant piece Fran! Lovely!

  • Thanks again, Susan!

    – FranEvans

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    I can smell the fragrance from here – mmmmmmmmm So glad you didn’t give up on this. Next time you get a headache from doing something like this, please just take a couple aspirin as a favor to us & forge on as we’d hate to miss out on something so beautiful!!!

  • Marsha, you give me inspiration to carry on. I really thought this one was going nowhere, but I picked at it like a bloody coalminer! I wish I could paint in a looser style and a bit more wishy-washy, but it’s just not me!

    – FranEvans

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago

    Oh dear Fran, this is such a beatiful painting. I would like to step in and stay bellow the those flowers..

  • Come to France for a holiday and you can! The scent of these flowers is incredible! Almost finished now, though!

    – FranEvans

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