...Colored cottons hang in air
charming cobras in the square
Striped djellabas we can wear....
They're taking me to Marrakech, all aboard.
(Graham Nash, - Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969)
Jardín Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent Studio
As I sang my heart out with C, S & N, lo those many years ago, I had no idea I would actually get to experience the sights that inspired those words. Oh my....so as I sift through the sensual treats of two weeks of painting in Marrakech I will simply share here a bit of the inspiring color.
street music and intimate concerts
color at every turn
ornate craftsmanship on products used for centuries
crowded alleys and busy streets in the medina led
to the legendary souks
and contrasted with the serene
So hold that thought! I feel some stories emerging and some paintings waiting to come to life. A city of contrast, of shadow, of color ... filled with the great warmth of its citizens, Marrakech was a treat in all respects. More to come.
Brimming with Color,