Despite spending a significant portion of the night unwillingly listening to a barking dog, I was at the market just before 7 am, ready to start setting up for the day. The morning started off slowly. The first person to the stall was a young lady who has recently moved to Tasmania from Melbourne. She moved to Hobart because she got a job here. She’s a prosthetist. Her husband is Belgian (Flemish).
Before the day started heating up, I met a couple and he was wearing an Australian Football League (AFL) Tiger’s scarf wrapped several times around his neck. I remarked that the footy season hasn’t even started yet and he answered he’s still celebrating, which I reckon after a 37-year premiership drought you are entitled to.
A couple, one from the UK and the other from Scotland, who moved to Melbourne last year, bought a Yellow-tailed black cockatoo painting. They saw one when visiting the Bay of Fires on the north eastern coast of Tasmania. They said that the road was above the bush that the bird was in and that it was a bit strange viewing the bird from this perspective.
I enjoyed my chat with a high school art teacher from Chile, South America. She is here for three weeks, visiting her sister. She found the way I use water colour quite different. She thought it was another medium because she said that she hasn’t seen such detail and vibrant colours made with water colour. She is taking home with her “Salamanca Saturdays”. Her sister, who has been living in Hobart for around 15 years, also has a stall at Salamanca Market, called ‘Cantina Latina’. I often buy my lunch from her stall, very yummy food.
A daughter bought a red mini greeting card for her father. She told me that he has over 300 Mini model cars!!
A mother and daughter from France bought “Off to the Races! II” and a young gentleman from Italy, purchased “Spanish Eyes (Yellow)”. “Tu-whit & Tu-whoo” is going to Canberra to someone who loves owls, “All ears” to Sydney, “Poppy Fields” to Brisbane and “The Three Amigos” to Perth.
This week’s most popular print is “Spanish Eyes (Yellow)”.
A thought to ponder: “There is no must in art because art is free.” – Wassily Kandinsky
Take care from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.