Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Terrace Café

Terrace Café
30" x 30" acrylic on stretched canvas (76.2 cms x 76.2 cms)

Well, although this is my third painting that I've painted in Antibes, it's the first that I'm posting. It just kind of fits with the theme of today. Or, yesterday more appropriately. I started my morning with a walk through the old village past the Marche Provencal. Hotel d'Ville - City Hall - is located directly next to the market. It's a beautiful old, large building featuring French flags mounted on the windowsills.

After my walk, I decided just to stay in the villa and work. Although the day was beautiful and the beach was beconning, I resisted temptation and just 'hung out' at home. I painted all afternoon ... and then around 7:00 p.m., I headed out for some wine, kitty food, tomatoes, and 'Maché'. Mâche is French for lamb's lettuce that is dark green and grows wild in sturdy little rosette clumps. It is normally eaten in a salad or as a garnish (though it can be cooked like spinach) ... and it's delicious in a sandwich with crusty bread, La Brie and tomatoes !!

The beautiful New Guinea impatiens and Bouganvillea growing on my terrace ...

and 'Sarko' the cat - named after President Sarkozy ... enjoying dinner with me ...

Nighty night Sarko ...


Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Ann, lovely vibrant painting and wonderful to see your news and hear about your travels and experiences in Antibes. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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