A Week in Provence
We are just back from a wonderful week in Provence with a group of friends who rent a castle called Javon every year. It’s listed as 16th century, but actually had feudal beginnings, which are evident in the architecture. An article on internet tells me it was restored by the painter Vayson de Pradenne, whose grandson is the present owner. I can’t find any references to the painter, but his work is all over the chateau, and it’s awe-inspiring. It is thus with a red face that I humbly post my scribbles.
The main door :
a fountain in the courtyard (long dry, and it looks like it was used to fill an abreuvoir for the farm animals) :
and a quick sketch of the fireplace in the dining room. I wish I’d done more sketches of the interior, but time passes so quickly when you’re on vacation!
Thanks to our friends Emmanuele and Jean-Louis for organizing this great holiday every year.
I did a few more sketches while we were out and about, and I’ll post them tomorrow.