"Bastille Day Bistro", 7x5" Pastel on sanded paper
I've been preparing for my most favorite event in Portland to plein air paint the crowds at the annual Bastille Day festivities in the Portland Pearl. By and by, I will be serenaded by French food and music, dazzled by ballet dancing, tempted by vendors, and seduced by the language...all without the jet lag, passport and expense! I simply can't wait!
I have to admit I am not much of a figure painter, and I highly respect those artists who practice the subject, but I think for once I was able to at least get the gist of these figures. Possibly the biggest test for me will be at the Bastille Day event...Lord knows there will be plenty of figures to paint!
This little piece was cropped from last years 'visite' and will be matted and packaged for sale at the event. I hesitate to sell it, all because it reminds me of the fun I had painting there last year, but I have way too much art on my walls to call it mine. C'est la vie.
Bastille Day info posted on the right.