Market Day

023 market day

023 “Market Day” Acrylic on MDF, 5″ x 7″

I was walking along the river, near Melun, France, on my way to the weekly market, when I encounter this woman coming to market. She apparently lives on an old barge on the other side of the river. I loved her nearly heroic pose, her beauty, and the contrast between the battered old metal boat and her stylish, almost Renaissance-looking coat, her velvety dress, and ballet-style black slippers.