“Music in the Street” sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
I have often wondered whether I could put down a hat, with a dollar bill in it while I paint in “plein aire” (on location) but I’ve never done it (I’m almost cocky enough!). I know a fellow who wears a big “go away” t-shirt emblazoned on his back (he claims that it doesn’t always work) … he can be very grumpy so I’m sure they don’t stick around long.
When I paint or draw outside in any populated place, I generally have interested people peer over my shoulder. Children are the most likely to approach me and I find the adults much more shy. Sometimes they ask if it is okay, sometimes they try to surreptitiously glance at my work. It’s always okay with me. However, often in the middle of the painting there is a very ugly stage that embarrasses me!
Susanna Gordon allowed me to use one of her amazing photographs for reference for this painting. I am so very grateful for her generosity. Please check out her extraordinary blog, Susanna’s Sketchbook (click here).