“La Journée des Artistes” and some unfinished business
Our local government here in Amboise (France) works hard to create events and attract even more tourists to what is a pretty busy little place in the summer months. Tourists from all over come to see an extremely famous castle right in our town center and Leonardo daVinci spent the last 3 years of his life in a manor house that is also open to visits – and attracts huge numbers of Italian visitors as well as other nationalities.
This weekend was artists’ day. Our little life drawing group decided to participate by showing our work, and hopefully recruit some new members. Nobody sold anything and most of us didn’t even put prices. These sort of things tend to attract promeneurs rather than art lovers. One of our members, illustrator Phillippe Merlevede had a lot of interest in his trompe l’oeil work, though.
A few photos :
If you live in the Tour-Amboise area and want to do life drawing, please get in touch via comments.
Today I feel as though I’m out of ideas for landscapes – I’m off to the Loire to take some photos in between rain showers. But in the meantime, I did finish this still life which has been set up since something like February!. I got so tired of looking at it that I added a few highlights and filled in the background today, and I’m calling it finished. The photo distorts and blurs it (the tablecloth is actually light green for example), but anyway here it is :
And now Michel can finally have his bottle of Armagnac back!