This painting was inspired by my recent trip to France. I was mesmerized by the beauty of nature and architecture found in the French countryside.

The brilliant and illuminating sunlight captured my attention as well. It felt freeing to paint on this big canvas.

This painting began with a sienna background to create a warm undertone within the piece.

- Colette Wirz Nauke

French Countryside Part I

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Colette Wirz Nauke
Astoria, New York

Getting to Know Colette

Colette Wirz Nauke gathers inspiration from her surroundings and memories and fuses them with her imagination. She has been greatly influenced by Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, especially techniques used by Monet, Cezanne and Bonnard. She tries to use similar approaches in her own work. Colette spends her summer traveling throughout the US and abroad in search of her next muse. When she's not painting, she enjoys visiting art museums and going to parks in search of cherry blossoms in bloom. She currently lives in New York.