Sunday, September 30, 2012

Meet the Artist


Olivia Clétienne is a painter of animals ( and apparently other things) and does restoration work in a small studio in the Village St. Paul area of the Marais.  I photographed her two years ago, but Monsieur Google assures me that she's still there.  I loved capturing her working in the open door of her studio.  She heard the click of my camera and turned but was kind to let me continue photographing her.

13 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Artist with open mind

Joe said...

I was right about the blue but most of it is on her apron rather than her painting.

Shell Sherree said...

And so casually chic in her ballet flats while working. Such a lovely candid shot, dear V. Have a beautiful Sunday.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I'm with Shell - noticed how put together she is with her lovely shoes. Here in the States, an artist would most likely be a little less chic.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Only a French artist could look so chic while painting - wearing all black with a white apron. Love this natural image.
Warm regards

Janey and Co. said...

How nice to be able to paint in an open door way. She must attract customers this way (in addition to photographers).

Sketchbook Wandering said...

You can see the physical work that goes into those large paintings...

Kristie Franklin said...

She looks very hard at work. Her open door painting is a welcome and fresh change. I could spend some time there just watching her. I wish I was an artist...sigh but about all I can paint are stick men and all of them look the same! HAH

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Beautiful photo Virginia. She is in her own world..
blessings,
Penny

Virginia said...

Thank you for your comments. I"m been out of town for the weekend and how nice to read them when I get back home.
V

Jeanie said...

Ah! The full view! Great photo -- and that splash of red on the bucket makes it!

This is Belgium said...

les grottes de Lascaux on her wall !

Starman said...

Isn't it fun to catch an artist while working?