August 13, 2014

Lost Art #12: Place du Général de Gaulle, Courances, France

UPDATE: Lost Art #12 has been found!
I was so happy to get this anonymous comment (below) from someone who has found my painting in Courances! I was afraid it might have been destroyed in this afternoon's rain, but instead it has been rescued, for which I am very grateful. And I am proud to have left a piece of myself in this town :).  

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This week Lost Art makes a trip out to the French countryside. I've been lucky enough to spend the last few weeks of summer in the lovely little village of Courances, and I did this painting on the Place du Général de Gaulle just in front of their Mairie (the local town hall). Courances is pleasantly clean, so for several days I didn't find any trash or discarded material to paint on. But finally, the other day, I found this loose chunk of cobblestone on the side of the road and decided to give it a new life. If I'm lucky enough to find anything else, I'm going to try to do at least one more while I'm out here before returning to Paris the last week of August. I hope you're all having a great summer, wherever you are, and I hope you find some art in the street!

This painting, oil on dislodged cobblestone, 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm, was left at Place du Général de Gaulle in Courances, France on August 13, 2014 at 3pm.

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

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  1. Dear Leslie,

    I found the painting which is very beautifull. Thank you very much for your art... I think I'am very lucky to find it... Do not hesitate to come back in this lovely village.

    1. Thank you so much for writing! I am very happy that you found the painting. I was beginning to worry with all the rain we have had this afternoon. I love Courances very much and will always hope to come back here any time I can. Thank you for giving my painting a home!