Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oil Painting
14 x 11 inches
This is a group of folk dancers at one of the many festivals in southern France.  I didn't really understand the dance but it involves the handling of these wooden sticks and the wearing of wooden shoes called "sabot".  Thinking of how difficult it is to WALK in wooden shoes, I much admired their skill in dancing in them.  And,  the red scarves and black hats added a stylish touch.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Oil Painting
11 x 14 inches
My wife Ellen and I were travelling by bike through Burgundy when we came across this scene.  On foot, or on bicycle or by car, it was a good day to be in the Burgundy countryside.