Sunday, May 6, 2012

Croissy-sur-Seine, France

Croissy-sur-Seine, France, pastel, 12x16 (30x40 cm.) Available. Painted on location, in Croissy-sur-Seine. This is a town near Paris, on the same river, le Seine, where the Impressionists used to get together for fun, wine, dancing, and painting. Today, the town re-enacts those days one hundred years ago, by having a yearly art festival, where town people dress in period costumes, walking around the gardens. Meanwhile, painters are working hard at their paintings, plein air, for about 3 hours. Then everybody is invited to bring their paintings to the main hall, and the judges judge them then and there, at noon. Awards, wine and food, laughter and music follow.

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