Storm Coming ( La Ste Victoire)

oil on panel, 90 x 60 cm €2500

I’ve been living in Cézanne country for over 5 years now. It was about time I address the great mountain. I am not naturally drawn to the “Minerale” as the French put it when talking about rocks. One day, on a wonderful hike up there, a storm coming in made something click for me. And trying to figure out how this dynamic pile of limestone is put together turned out to be an interesting puzzle.

Here are the photos I used for reference:

And here are some intermediary stages: