The Pont D’Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. My morning started with a 45 minute walk along the outside of the city walls to this landmark before finding a spot to settle and paint by the river for another 45 minutes.
My intention with this painting sketch was to capture a first glimpse when our mind is still constructing the relationships between the various parts. I like to call this process painting the spaces in between.
25 × 35 cm plein air acrylic painting sketch on 185 lb. archival paper by Terrill Welch