Thursday, 15 December 2011

Monique's party

It's past midnight, but the London party is in full swing. Outside, Soho streams with rain that blurs the lights and lanterns of Chinatown and drenches the crowds leaving the theatres with showtunes ringing in their ears.

Monique is giddy with champagne and music cocktails. Her feet throb so she slips off her Jimmy Choos and, swinging them through the air, splashes through the puddles of Leicester Square giggling as she recalls the handsome Frenchman with whom she has been flirting in the elegant Cafe de Paris.

She twirls through the night andthe other revellers smile and soak up her joy. Round and round she goes until the neon blurs until suddenly she stops... Looking back over her shoulder she spies Gilles. He has come looking for her. She takes his hand and then falls into the light of his eyes...

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A painting inspired by my upcoming Christmas Party at Cafe de Paris! Look very carefully at the background... what do you see?

For Paint Party Friday and Inspiration Avenue's Festive theme.

The photo doesn't really do the colours justice. I might take another again in daylight tomorrow.

33 comments:

  1. That must have been some party! Great picture, too! Valerie

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  2. I can no longer enlarge pictures on Blogger. There are all sorts of people in the background of the painting. I suppose I could download it and make it bigger in one of my programmes, but that takes ages.
    Sorry for the ramble.
    I enjoyed your story.
    xx

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  3. Beautiful painting the background looks like reflections in Christmas ornaments...love your stories too...wonderful stuff!!!

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  4. the lips!

    gah!

    i love her!

    I Love Her.

    xxa

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  5. beautiful art and beautiful words!

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  6. Beautiful piece and love the story behind it. Thank you.

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  7. Great story, Lisa!! I could see it and hear it in my mind perfectly...along with the sexy Frenchman's eyes...I pictured them chocolat brown :)

    Great painting to go with it!

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  8. Great painting with your story. I see many people in the background - cool! Where her left shoulder is - I see that as a wing and then the person connected to it....angel? This is super! xxoo

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  9. PS I think that's where her right shoulder would be not left. I need some caffeine :)

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  10. She sure looks like she's having a great time. :) Gorgeous colors!

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  11. Wow! Very sultry :)

    Liking all the 'faces in the crowd' in the background. Have we seen some of them in previous posts?

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  12. It's beautiful. I love the festive atmosphere and your nice story

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  13. Stunning--Love her story too!

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  14. To my I like these tones, give pesonalidad to work. Saludos

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  15. Lisa your writing just drew me right in! It was like I was right there with this gal enjoying her night out! Love it! This piece is beautiful!

    :)

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  16. Her mood is contagious! Great painting and wonderful, evocative post!

    Happy PPF!

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  17. This is so amazing! Love her expression, and all the revelry in the background.

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  18. Great piece and story. Happy PPF!

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  19. Lovely art ~ and fun story ~ delightful ~ magical! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  20. Really loving the mood she gives off. And those lips!

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  21. Great painting and narrative...both are filled with layers! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  22. Wonderful post and the painting too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  23. she is amazing!!! HAppy PPF!!

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  24. She's beautiful, I love the way you set up the painting, great background story!

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  25. LOVE IT! The colors, the composition...BEAUTIFUL!

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  26. Really lovely, is that Marilyn peering out from the background? Happy PPF!

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  27. I want to BE Monique! She is having so much festive fun! Of course she's beautiful, and looks so wonderful in red. Do tell us more about Gilles...

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  28. The colors are festive, the story is great. Makes me want to go to a party myself.

    Darla

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  29. LOVE Monique and her magical story! Fabulous!
    Jessi xox

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  30. I love the sea of blurred faces behind her...just how every party looks in the dim light after twirly with a bellyful of champagne...Now THAT'S festivity!
    I want to know what happens next.
    And her mouth, I want that mouth...it's sexy♥♥♥

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  31. You captured the story perfectly. Which came first the painting or the story? Love this! The colors the look in her eyes. Beautiful. Happy Holidays!

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