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The Jester DAnu…


Still true, that one, I’m still somewhat of a jester…a clown…

Van Gogh and I

Summer is a wonderful time here,  in Quebec (in other parts of the world I suppose is the same but given the long, long winter, when the summer comes, man! are we “Quebecois”  glad!)
Everybody is wearing shorts and sandals – even if sometimes the temperatures are not that warm – and if you work as a portrayer-jester (as I do, in the summertime – Remember? Janis Joplin’s “Summertime”? and Ella Fitzgerald’s?) you’ll see a lot of people jogging, walking, skating, bycicling around the Lac of Nations…
Yesterday I was trying to make a portrait or two (you can see what I did right here) and my friend Raymond and his Zoo en Folies (4 parrots) came along… and then also Stephane, the accordionist (the one who’s playing amelie poulin’s musical theme and other «Paris-Montmartre» tunes … Some tourists and some pickpockets and a hill or two (maybe a cathedral…

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Being a Portrayer (II)


Day 2:

A very beautiful and blonde fraulein Annemarie, with blue-green eyes...

A very beautiful and blonde fraulein Annemarie, with blue-green eyes…

And here is the portrait:

Annemarie

And last but not least, Victor and his portrait:

Victor, a serious young man with the same green-blue eyes as annemarie...

Victor, a serious young man with the same green-blue eyes as annemarie…

victor sarac

 

Being a Portrayer, Again


Yesterday I was drawing portraits at a nice, cozy restaurant in Sibiu, called “La Pasaj” (because is based at the bottom of the locally famous Pasajul Scarilor – see photo). I made a deal with the owner. He will reserve me a small table 2-3 times a week and I will give a bohemian, artistic “cachet” and attract, maybe, some clients…

This is the place where I will draw portraits this summer

This is the place where I will draw portraits this summer

It was the first time and I didn’t have any great expectations. Quite quickly I had plenty of “clients” / models since I did the portrait of Petrica, a little boy, a bit sad

A bit sad, Petrica did me a great "service" repeating to everyone that I do portraits for free (It was my first, so I gave him the portrait...)

A bit sad, Petrica did me a great “service” repeating to everyone that I do portraits for free (It was my first, so I gave him the portrait…)

I had the time, until my father called me to my dayly duties, to make another portrait (this one I really like) and a sketch. Here they are:

A "Gavroche", quite street and IT smart (he did photograph himself his portrait - that I kept). Nice blue eyes.

A “Gavroche”, quite street and IT smart (he did photograph himself his portrait – that I kept). Nice blue eyes.

The portrait of Roberto, 11.

The portrait of Roberto, 11.

Here it is the sketch. No big deal but then it was only my first day as a street (ok, restaurant) artist after a very long pause. Sure hope the searing heat of the last days will cool off a little… This first experience gave me the taste and I love it…

Just a sketch, between portraits...

Just a sketch, between portraits…