The French connection

Celebration in Rouen (Oil on canvas, 41 x 33 cm, France, 2003)

In 2002, Lu and Hennie Schaper moved to Rouen, in the Normandy region of France. The new environment, enhanced by daytrips to Paris, and holidays in the Loire region, the Provence and Tuscany, affected Lu's painting style, which became bolder and often more colourful. It included views of the holidays, but also some older themes popped up in a new setting. The following is a selection of her works from this time, which lasted until the end of 2003.

Aubade (Oil on canvas, 100 x 75 cm, France, 2002)

Greve in Chianti (Oil on canvas, 25 x 50 cm, France, 2003)

Coffee in Paris (Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, France, 2003)

Poppy girl (Oil on canvas, 41 x 27 cm, France, 2003)

Rouen cathedral (Oil on canvas, 30 x 60 cm, France, 2003)

One night in Paris (Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm, France, 2002)

Coffee in Nice (Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm, France, 2003)

Florence Fiat festival (Oil on canvas, 33 x 46 cm, France, 2003)

Ice cream in Nice (Oil on canvas, 21 x 47 cm, France, 2003)

Peony pavillion (Oil on canvas, 81 x 60 cm, France, 2003)

Cafe Severin (Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm, France, 2003)