Bastille Day Paint-out

"Saturday Pentanque" 12x9 Pastel on sanded paper

"Bastille Day Bistro" 12x9 Pastel on sanded paper

photograph by Carla Axtman.

Last Saturday, I spent time at the Bastille Day celebration in the Pearl District of Portland. They sure did make me feel like I was in France, with the waiters' race, the musicians, and Pentanque players....and the food! Oh, the food! I started out with these Pentanque players (French version of Bocce' Ball) and was soon circled by many onlookers as I painted. It doesn't bother me one bit, for I really love to visit and share my work with the curious at heart. I never was that great with figure work, so I just tried to get the general gestures of these people. At the cafe there were probably 8 different people sitting during my time painting, but those that made it in this piece were there long enough to get a seat. The lady in the red top and blacked out sunglasses gave me some vin rouge on the house. Now that made my day! Vive' la France!


Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

You did an exceptional job of capturing Bastille Day..! beautiful!

7/18/09, 1:08 PM  

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