At a flea market yesterday I saw this fantastic painting, about 12x10", of a close up on three men's faces; weathered, leathery fishermen's faces.
I inquired about the painting, and the woman told me the name of the artist, that his subject of choice was the fishermen of Brittany and Normandy, the Northern coast of france, and that is cost 620 euros. Since I had just bought a beautiful painting of a port scene down the street for 10 euro (down from 15) I was not really ready to make such a commitment to these three men, as good looking as they were, so to speak. I told her I would do some research about the artist. And of course, the name now escapes me. So in my effort to find him again, I have gathered a collection of paintings from the genre that I'll now share.