[by Marion Rivolier in Paris, France]
In Paris, we waited for the sun and the heat for a long time. For the past three weeks, the weather is wonderful. Unfortunately, I broke a little bone in my foot... So I have to stay quiet in my flat to be cured as soon as possible and to be able to walk properly in Manchester !I live on the seventh floor. From my kitchen window, I can see the rooftop of the swimming pool just down among the buildings. After their bath, people go to sunbathe on the roof. But they can't imagine that I'm capturing them with my brushes and my colors!
The sun plays with the glass panes of the roof of the swimming pool ; it's very funny for me to create a dialogue between the cool ligths and shades of the roof and the warm hues of the bodies.
I have to paint very quickly because people move all the time and they can't stay perfectly still. I like this challenge.
I can't walk along the beach and swim in the sea but I have an incredible series of swimming-pool watercolors !