La Couronne de Charlemagne, Cassis, Provence, 2019, charcoal on paper, 24 x 31 cm.
I started this drawing when my wife Ruth and I stayed three nights in the small coastal village of Cassis in the wine producing area of Provence, south-eastern France. The area is known for its red, white and rosé wines. We got totally lost driving around searching for a cellar door, when we found ourselves gazing up at this hill named The Crown of Charles The Great. At 329 metres this unique landmark overlooks the beautiful township of Cassis.