A Street in Bayonne
I have to tell you, this painting was such a delight to paint because it gave me an excuse to look once again at all my photographs from Bayonne, in the south of France near Biarritz. It’s a lovely little town of narrow streets and strange shops. On this street was an antiquarian bookstore where I bought the notebook of a botanist who studied at the botanical garden in Lyon over a hundred years ago. (This street is called the Rue de Faures.) That’s the sort of thing you can find in Bayonne. I was there last fall, and I’m ready to go back.