Midday in Aix en Provence is hot and bright. Many people are eating lunch or spending time indoors at this time of day. But, it is a great time to explore the city due to fewer crowds, and the city's trees and gardens are at their most colorful. Warm afternoon light casts rich blue and purple shadows on the sidewalk and walls. The canvas sides are painted a raw umber color. The piece has been oiled, rather than varnished, to bring out the rich colors of the oil paint.

- Jonelle Summerfield

A Walk in Aix

Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

11" h x 14" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Jonelle Summerfield
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Jonelle

Although Jonelle Summerfield grew up surrounded by paintings, she initially gravitated toward fashion and design over fine art. Jonelle received her degree in Interior Design in 2001, after which her mother began teaching her to paint. It changed her life. Over the next ten years, Jonelle trained and painted extensively to become a full-time artist. She takes an impressionistic approach to romantic street scenes and city corners. The artist travels extensively throughout North America and Europe, photographing all of her own reference material. Jonelle says it is important for her to remember the mood and feeling of the location she’s painting.