Friday, July 8, 2011

Sunday afternoon

(I started this post a week or more ago and didn't get to send it - so dashing it off now before writing my final Pre-Symposium Post... eeeehhhh!!)
This was sketched some days ago at Emmarentia Dam. This tranquil looking scene was actually one of some drama, as a police van kept belting through, chasing the men on the ice cream carts, who aren't supposed to trade in the park (and are suspected of trading in less innocuous substances). Parents had to grab their children and stand back as the wild west show began, until calm returned - as did the icecream men, like pigeons to a public square - then the whole ritual repeated itself. Bizarre and dangerous, but curiously entertaining for a Sunday afternoon.

5 comments:

Suzanne McDermott said...

Great story. Beautiful sketch but... ice cream? Isn't it a little cold for short sleeves and ice cream where you are? Or am I mixing up the seasons in your hemisphere?? Good to get another glimpse of your world. Hope all's well!

Cathy Gatland said...

Suzanne, it's freezing at night and early morning, but the daytimes usually warm up a lot - sometimes to 19-20°C, and its very dry and dusty, so ice cream is always on the menu! Great to hear from you - as you'll see in a post later today, I'm about to leave on my travels...

Sydney said...

beautiful :) i adore the way you paint! x

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Sue Pownall said...

What an interesting slice of life. Great painting too.

Cathy said...

I love the depth you've managed to create in this scene. It looks so quiet and innocent... very deceiving!