October 23, 2015

Lost Art #29: Quai de la Marne, Paris

Hello everyone! 

It's been a busy but fun time lately, with FIAC going on and all kinds of art to see in Paris, so I almost forgot to find the time to set this one free! But I had a lot of fun last week, painting on this skateboard deck alongside the canal de l'Ourcq in the 19th arrondissement. That is, until it started pouring rain and I had to run for it!  Anyway, I've always enjoyed the view of this railroad bridge, which I often pass by when I'm running, and I'm glad I finally had the chance to paint it. Hopefully someone else in the neighborhood, who also likes the view, will find this painting and get a kick out of it. Or hey, maybe even a young skater will decide that the deck is worth saving and screw some trucks and wheels onto it! If so, I hope he or she drops me a line and lets me know. I kinda like the idea that one of my paintings might wind up grinding a curb somewhere in the middle of the night! 

This painting, arylic on found skateboard deck, 78.5cm x 19.5cm, was left on the Quai de la Marne, in Paris, France on October 23rd, 2015 at 4:30pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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  1. hello Leslie,
    my son has found the skate in Paris and took it back to our place... ! :) We live in Toulouse, but he was on hollidays in Paris with his mother at that time. The painting is very nice. We can send you of it a picture in Toulouse if you want to... best regards

    1. Hello!
      I am so happy to hear that your son found the painting, and that it has a home now in Toulouse! Thank you so much for writing to me. I'm always afraid, when I leave one somewhere, that it might never be picked up. So it makes me very happy to know that this one has been found :). I would love it if you could send a picture of it in its new home! That's very kind of you! My email is leslie@lesliemcallister.com. I look forward to hearing from you! And please say thank you to your son for liking it!
      All the best,