March 2020 found Jean Claude happily wintering at his home in France, painting the countryside and dreaming of a return to Newfoundland in May. In short order he found himself confined to his property. What do you do if your passion requires you to see and paint new landscapes?
At first he climbed on the roof to get a different perspective of the countryside around him.
He then painted the village from different vantage points on the ground.
But by the end of the first week he had exhausted that. Then, as the garden began to grow, he collected different flowers every morning, sometimes very early in the morning from a neighbour’s garden, and created interior landscapes in his studio, using jugs from his collection and his paint tubes as part of the composition.