Summer Breeze is a daydream from heaven; more than that, it is a dream of a perfect day. Puffy white clouds dance in the heavens, while white sails shimmer off azure waters. The joyful tranquility of the scene refreshes the soul.
Southern France—the hills of Provence and the dramatic coastline of the Cote d’Azur—is blessed with such perfect days, when an endless stream of sunlight pours over beaches and gardens. The great Impressionist masters—Monet, Sisley, and Renoir—were inspired by such splendor, now I, as Robert Girrard join their company.
I began my love affair with Impressionism years ago, on a walk through Southern France. In the coming months, Nanette and I intend to return to the source on a bicycle sketching tour.
Summer Breeze uses broken color and broad strokes to engage the imagination; it invites you to join the artist in my heavenly daydream.