The Honeymoon Suite II: Bedroom at the Château Le Cagnard
The inspiration which, at La Colombe d’Or, had filled the artist within me with a renewed vitality to paint did not leave me when we departed. Having painted the view from our bedroom there, complete with a small slice of our abode, I became intrigued by the prospect of doing so afresh each time we moved hotels and so, when we moved to the hotel Château Le Cagnard in Cagnes-sur-Mer, and when we discovered to our delight a room with an equally stunning view over the mountains north of the Riviera, I started work immediately.
The second of what I have now termed my Honeymoon Suite is therefore painted in the same line as no. 1 of the series, with a unity between the bedroom in which we stayed, and the view we enjoyed daily. From the cosy sage-tinted armchair happily appointed alongside the window, one could enjoy a view not only of the surrounding landscape, but of countless terracotta rooftops upon pastel-coloured houses. It was the very definition of the Provençal landscape.
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Your gouaches of Riviera make me happy! Thank you for this blog. We were just there in April/May and the glow still hasn’t worn off. Now we can revisit in technicolor. Yours is a very special gift.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! You’ve made my day! Basking in the memories of a Riviera glow here too. Hopefully it will last until we can next return 🙂