Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Place du Tertre ~ portraits & paintings

I gather from watching the portrait artists
in Place de Tertre, that there is a lot of competition
between the artists to secure a model.
I would have liked to have heard the conversation
between these Monsieurs!

Do you think friendly or
Stay off my patch!!!

Isn't he so... clever!
I would dearly love to be able to paint

I fell in love with this beautiful painting
especially the rich cerise colour of the dress
but I procrastinated & settled for a photo of it.
Of course a decision that I now deeply regret!
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A Tale of Two Cities said...

You and I must have similar taste. That beach scene is lovely. Bet he wanted a lovely price for it too! Enjoy the photo...


La Table De Nana said...

I have regrets of real artwork not bought in Europe also!! Lovely lovely..At least you have a photo of it:)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, that beach painting is fabulous with the rich red dress. The rule should be, buy now, and figure it out later! I am glad that you took a photo and shared with us.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

What a beautiful beach scene and glad that you got a photo of it.
I was amazed at how wonderfully clever, the Artists were doing their paintings on the sidewalk.

Happy Thursday

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh yes I've had such regrets too and probably will again!!
The artists are amazing there and I like to think these two were just chatting about the day ahead!
Not to say they won't have "a heated exchange of words" at some point.
The French can be so wonderfully volatile!
Take care

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I like the last painting the best too. Such beautiful colours; and a lovely day at the beach with family/friends is always welcome.

Anonymous said...

That is such a lovely place to visit. One of my favorites! Such beautiful paintings!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

The two in the first photo look like they may not be impressed with each other! That beach scene is fantastic, I also think it may have been very expensive. Diane

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I adore seaside scenes such as this. No wonder - we lived in the islands for ten years and you had to love the beach.

This painting reminds me of Impressionists John Singer Sargent. He did not paint many sea scenes, but the ones he did were spectacular.

Cezar and Léia said...

Well, your pictures are magnificent!That's mean you are very talented with your camera, beautiful and sensitive eyes to capture beauty and create in your posts, lovely EMOTIONS! Merci beaucoup! :)
and...I think they are all fabulous artists!

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Georgianna said...

Oh, Dianne, that painting is marvelous. I well know that regret of passing something up. At least you do have a photo of it to share with us. One day, there will be another you love as much and you will bring it home! Have a wonderful weekend. – g

SoozNooz said...

It's funny what we do and how we hesitate when we travel - like looking at a horse and carriage and asking the price -- oh no too much - we walk away and then wish we had ...just for a moment indulged.
I must say this time around I am being far more indulgent. It's so much fun! x

Anonymous said...

The painting is beautiful. I could never paint like that, thank you for taking us with you!


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