Wednesday, 9 January 2008
Abundance of artists
As always, at any time of the year, a collection of artists can be found at Place du Tertre in Montmartre. Now that it's January, the crowd isn't so big. There are the people who are selling their paintings, typically scenes of Montmartre with Sacre Coeur, as well as those who will do sketches or charicatures of people on the spot. Once when I refused to have my portrait done, a man called me Bugs Bunny because of my large front teeth. That was after having worn braces. Needless to say, his heckling didn't turn into a sale.
On the way down the hill from Sacre Coeur, at 102 rue Lepic, this man is painting in the warmth of his atelier/gallery. It's fun to watch someone in the act of painting.