Bel AmiBertrand Girard
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
24 " h x 20 " w x 1 " d |4 lbs. 2 oz.
A party at a friend's house. Wine on the table, a large collection of books serves as the backdrop to suggest rich conversation. The three lean in catching the dramatic overhead light. Bertrand says his inspiration was the idea of three friends meeting after a long absence. Part of his current series of Parisian scenes. He seeks to capture daily life in the magnificent city from apartment windows, cafes, parks and winding side streets.
Bertrand Girard remembers painting as a child, and eventually turned his passion into a profession. Each piece he creates is a way for him to express his feelings. Many of his works depict landscapes and scenes from Paris, but these vignettes serve as a way to capture a mood, not just a place.
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As a writer I hope to take my readers to a new place, explore a new experience, explain a new perspective. With each of our three Girard paintings (Morning Coffee) we have our breakfast at a stand-up Parisian bar, (Leaving Under the Rain) we watch a friend leaving us to wonder if that was her last visit and now (The Cat on the Roof) we explore the roofs of Paris from the perspective of a curious cat. All are wonderful views.- R Keil
Thank you so much for your beautiful artwork! I love the winter scene and can't wait to visit Luxembourg Garden in the future. I look forward to seeing your new artwork.- D Thomas
You can smell the strong coffee and pastry. Concern and respect for privacy from the server is captured by Girard, who is probably sketching at a table unnoticed...- R Keil