This afternoon we did some sketching in town. Jean went one way and I went another. I found a quiet nook by one of the old fountains and sketched. After an hour of sketching I decided to visit our friend, Denis Lacaux, at Galerie Lacaux where his sister does art restoration in a workshop next to his gallery. She spent 30 minutes showing me her workshop and some of the projects she did in the past as well as a few she is working on presently. What an educational experience!
Then Jean and I connected back at the house and decided to visit the Estrine Museum which we had visited previously. However, a new show had been hung the day after our visit and we were intrigued by the artist’s work. Benedicte Brun‘s work did not disappoint. She has a style that is energetic, colorful, and emotional. This exhibition is all portraits of people of St. Remy. She captures their visage as well as the person behind the face. The rich layers of unblended colors are exciting. Her drawing skills humble me. What an artist! If you click on her name above you will see her other work. However, the portraits for the show are not on the website. Unfortunately, the museum’s site has not been updated with her works. Therefore, you are left with my meager photos that do not begin to show the power of her paintings. Note the pages from her sketchbooks as well.
What a fantastic artist!
The talent of other people is always overpowering. I am quite taken by portraits because I find myself completely unable to draw anything that resemble anyone!