Cafe du Monde

USA: Cafe du Monde

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Title: Cafe du Monde
Original: $300.00
Size: 10” x 7”
Medium: Pen & Ink, Watercolor
Location & Date: New Orleans, May 2004
George’s Postcard Note: A hot and sunny afternoon, one of the few we had on our little trip (most days we kept dodging downpours), and feeling a little droopy, we decided we needed caffeine. And, oh yes, beignets! And, yes too, the breeze from those ceiling fans. The trick here was to make ‘action sketches’ quickly enough to compose a whole drawing of people in their characteristic poses – before they got up and left. (I must admit I did not totally succeed – as Peter’s ‘scrapbook’ photo will reveal.) I think you can sort of feel the airy openness of the place . . . if not the heat and humidity!

(click to view)George’s Postcard Note: A hot and sunny afternoon, one of the few we had on our little trip (most days we kept dodging downpours), and feeling a little droopy, we decided we needed caffeine. And, oh yes, beignets! And, yes too, the breeze from those ceiling fans. The trick here was to make ‘action sketches’ quickly enough to compose a whole drawing of people in their characteristic poses – before they got up and left. (I must admit I did not totally succeed – as Peter’s ‘scrapbook’ photo will reveal.) I think you can sort of feel the airy openness of the place . . . if not the heat and humidity!