The Village of Gordes Provence Painted by Frank Callaghan. Oil on Canvas I spent a pleasant time mixing walking, with driving around the Avignon area of the South of France. It was a surprise and a huge pleasure, one day, to drive around a bend and see before me the village of Gordes. The view was awe inspiring, and I know that this picture does not do it credit. Provence is such a beautiful area to explore. It is always said that the light in Provence is exceptional, but the colours are equally amazing. Everything about the area asks to be made into a painting and this is the first of several that I hope to do.