Friday, December 11, 2009

The Moulin Rouge

We were in a lively section of town when we came across quite a site - a building with a windmill on its top!!  It is the Moulin Rouge which is the most famous Parisian cabaret and it has been dazzling audiences since 1889!! The Moulin Rouge is known as the birthplace of the saucy French Can-Can. We  enjoyed some wine during the evening as we watched the Can-Can dancers. They were truly amazing!!

Thoughts.... well... I tried something different for me (no pencil or pen sketch -- just brush). Sort of strange... but I guess you get the feeling of a Can-Can dancer. 
<<< from my continuing adventures in Laure Ferlita's An Imaginary Trip to Paris class >>>


AutumnLeaves said...

Such a fun painting, Claire! I must say that she sure looks like she is having fun doing this dance!

Krista Meister said...

Claire, you have a definite talent for the "no lead" exercises we did! Please continue posting the Paris series because we get to relive it all over again!

P.S. I'm typing this on my new Mac at the Panera Bread in town. No Wifi at the house yet, but I love this thing!

Mary Paquet said...

Claire, very fun -- you did a great job with just a brush and I get it! Bob and I saw a show there in 2002. Fun.

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