A Perpetual Window Looking onto Provence

My client had a wonderful idea — for me to paint a scene from Provence in France to give as a grateful thank you gift to her friend (who loves France) and for taking care of her daughter for some time. I had some salvaged windows that I thought we could put to use. Together, this is the outcome, a painted scene from the streets of Toutour, a small town in Southern France, that has been given the prestigious recognition of one of the most beautiful villages in Provençe.

The original painting was painted on board and then backed onto a vintage, whitewashed, antique, salvaged window to give it character, charm and portability. It now becomes a perpetual window looking onto Provençe.

France is always with her friend. What a thoughtful gift!

Murall Window into Provence with frame_by C. Ashley Spencer

Mural framed by window

Here’s what the mural looks like prior to adding the window.

Provence Mural without window_painted by C. Ashley Spencer

Provence Mural without window

The original picture reference, from the Most Beautiful Villages in France.

tourtour-village_art ref for Ashley Spencer for Casart

Original image for visual reference