Last year I visited Marseille and Provence. They have these little tourist trains (as they do just about everywhere in Europe) that will take you around town so that you can look at stuff. At first, I was embarrassed to do this, but my friend Sheila and I realized it was the best way to get to see Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille at the top of the hill. I snapped a random picture of a tree at the bottom of the hill, because I liked the intense shadows. This tree could've been anywhere, but I know it was in Marseille at the foot of Notre Dame de la Garde! That is one of the reasons I prefer painting from my own pictures.
Oil on Board