|Marion Buricatu, Fine Artist|
This seems to be just some lettuce and some radishes stacked in a mundane, old basket sitting on boring, old stone steps.
But it is not any lettuce and radishes, in any mundane, old basket sitting on any boring, old stone steps! This lettuce and these radishes were grown by my father in his backyard in France, behind a winding path and some long stone walls, where my kids and my brother's kids loved to go and hide. The basket has been a part of my parents' home for as long as I can remember, and the stone steps lead to the back entrance of this 150 year old house typical of the area. All of these 3 elements make something that in French is called “la douceur angevine” which can be translated into "the quiet softness of the Anjou heartland" where the light is so unique.
So in case, you did not see all of that is in this simple painting, now you know!