Carré St. LouisPosted: September 3, 2012
I painted in good company today with Tex Dawson, Helmut Langeder and Marc Taro Holmes. We took advantage of one of the most beautiful Labour Days I can remember by arriving early at Carré St. Louis. Victorian houses are so much fun to paint and the square is surrounded by plenty of them. Some garish with bright purple or red trim, some elegant, and some downright silly. In the 19th century well-to-do French families would call these residences home and now they are owned by writers, musicians and anyone lucky enough to be able to afford them. The square has a three-tier fountain in the centre, a garden café and a parade of interesting characters who make the park home (some who seemed to be waking up as we arrived).