We had a house-sitting opportunity in Roujan - what a wonderful way to experience an as-yet undiscovered part of France! Roujan is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, near the Mediterranean Sea. The weather was hot while we were there - can you sense the heat in this painting?
We were in Roujan long enough to feel like maybe, just maybe, we were residents there and not just visitors. The wonderful woman we house- and cat-sat for lived in the Medieval Quarter - the streets seemed about 5 feet wide, and they were winding and cool in the shade. Vineyards surrounded the town in flat fields and rolling hills. It was fabulous cycling territory!
[New art exhibit up now at Aurum Studios in downtown Athens, GA for the month of February. I am sharing the space with the fabulous textile artist Suzanne Gernandt of North Carolina. Reception: Thursday, Feb 6, 6-8 pm, 2014]
Illustration: Medieval Quarter Street View . Roujan . Languedoc-Roussillon . France - hand painted silk twill - by Rene Shoemaker - 2014