Landscape Painting by Cécile Ganne, “One Tree Hill”
This abstract landscape painting conveys the poetry of the sinuous lines of walnut tree fields in Southern France. The artist, Cécile Ganne, used a palette knife to conjure the many layers of this French landscape. The shades of blues and blacks create stark contrast and captures the intense white light found in Southern France. In our worry about the harm we inflict on the Earth, we often forget to admire the beauty of respectful change to the land. This piece depicts the fair fields of France–though rolling with natural beauty, the hills are marked by us. Deep trenches, caringly carved into the landscape, promise a bounteous harvest and declare that even the frost must end.
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 12 inches.