Nov 9, 2012

The day after our election

Schooner Russamee, 7x9½" watercolor
The polls had closed more than twelve hours earlier. The political advertising storm was now history. Beaufort, NC was a town of anchored boats and wet sidewalks. It was chilly with a light drizzle. Not the ideal day for painting en plein air. Because so many tourists had gone home for the season, I was able to find the perfect parking spot facing this impressive boat. So here I was given an opportunity to do another painting dans la voiture, translated from French to “in the car.” Similar to plein air painting, but within the comfort of my auto. You may recall several other paintings I’ve done dans la voiture.

When I first decided to use this term I googled the phrase, only to find a soft porn French video. Don’t you just love the Internet?

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