Thursday, January 07, 2016

Watercolor in Jackson Square

This vintage October 1958 image just screamed at me when I saw it…in a good way. The dapper watercolor artist in New Orleans' Jackson Square is painting a dignified lady in a navy blue dress and pearls. She was snapped mid-conversation; I am sure the artist was charming her with his Van Dyke-esque beard.

A closeup of his work:

I wonder if the sketch at right is a self-portrait?

Today, you can still find street artists in Jackson Square, although they do not seem to have the appeal of our 1958 subject.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

The painter looks like Leonardo DiCaprio gone back in time. Also, could that be a portrait of Rhonda Fleming sitting in the lower right corner??

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