This is the Canal de la Robine in the city of Narbonne, France. When the Canal du Midi was built by Louis XIV, the businessmen of Narbonne realized that it didn’t pass through the city and that their town would wither and die. So, they built a canal to connect to the new Canal du Midi. The bridge over the canal is the only bridge in France that is covered by buildings; and the city is a picturesque one with great public spaces.
My aim was to capture the mirror-like canal and the intense blue of the sky in the South of France, even on this winter day.
Oil on canvas
18”w x 24”h