Sunday, April 5, 2009

"Look in my shop?"

Depending on what time of day I get out walking will determine how many times I will hear "Look in my shop?" Most of the time I respond with "Tidak terima kasih, jalan jalan" which in my limited Indonesian is "No thank you, I am walking". They are used to seeing me now and know I usually won't stop, but once in awhile I will pop in if I've stuffed a few rupiah into my pocket. Mostly it's stuff no one needs, but there I am haggling over a price (and sweating). There's "morning price", "good luck price" and of course, "best price". When they don't have the color I want, they run and get it from the shop next door. I like this Ibu and her friends at the far end of the beach. She let me take her picture, but not before she took off her jacket so she would look her best.

7 comments:

angeltreats said...

Absolutely beautiful painting. It reminds me a lot of Charles Reid's loose style. Your colours are wonderful too.

Alex said...

This is superb and absolutely Cantik!!!!! ^^ The extensive use of colors shows how pretty art can be. I admire that skill!!! :)

laura said...

I love it--beautiful colors and a wonderful portrait; love the hat and the light on her face!

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, I just love your little stories that go along with these perfect images, Jennifer! I can just picture all of that interaction. She's beautiful here! You did a superb job communicating her personality to us!

Margaret Ann said...

What a gorgeous palette here...Your Bali art has such passion to it! :)

Shelly McC said...

Love this painting! Great style!

caseytoussaint said...

Lovely, Jennifer! I really enjoy visiting your blog - it's like a five minute trip to Bali.