A true artist

Tonight, walking with two friends, we stopped in our tracks when we saw this artist, painting Parc, a French cafe by Rittenhouse Square.


His name is Stuart Yankell, and it was amazing to see him in action. What amazes me about impressionist painting is that ever so confidently he kept going up to the canvass, putting what was seemingly a blob down, and then, when stepping back, it turned into a picture. He said it wasn't the first time he had painted this cafe, because each time he gets a different feeling and it turns out to be a completely different picture.


Even with this mob around him, Stuart was patient as we all snapped photos and gawked over his art. It was one of those truly unique moments you can only have in a walkable city.