Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fête des voisins

Fête des voisins
Have you any idea how tricky this little exercise was? This 10" x 12" canvas was painted en plein air on Thursday evening, when we had our wonderful neighbourhood summer party. Believe me, nobody was posing or sitting even remotely still!! This was all action, real life, plein air challenge with the setting sun to contend with and dogs running around nearly knocking over me/my easel/my champagne glass/all three!
And fun like that doesn't come around every day :-)

The photo doesn't do it justice so forgive me if I show you again at some point when I've actually worked out how to use the new camera which I'm presently scared to even hold in my hands!

7 comments:

  1. I do indeed! Your painting is fabulous. I once tried to do something similar from a photograph of a group of friends dining in a creperie in Concarneau, and found it fiendishly difficult.

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  2. Excellent job Haidee. Looks like you're having a good summer. x

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    1. Thanks Mo, having a great time thanks :-)

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  3. Haidee-Jo - just amazing! Love your blog!

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  4. You did a wonderful job with quite a challenging subject, bravo!

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Thank you for your words!

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