Thursday, July 28, 2011

Red Umbrella

This is the second in the series of Parisian cafe paintings.  I love the play of the lime green against the red in this shot!  And they served wonderful espresso as well!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our window view on the Ile San Louis

This was the one painting I did while in Paris.  Sitting in our living room, I especially enjoyed looking out through the flower boxes and down onto the street at the hustle and bustle of life on the Ile St. Louis.  I decided I had to capture it while I was experiencing it!

watercolor on arches 6x10"


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Paris Catacombs

Paris is sitting on top of miles and miles of underground tunnels known as stone mines.  In the late eighteenth century the bones of approximately 6 million Parisians was moved down into these mines.  The result is astounding.  The bones were carefully arranged, so they almost look like lace patterns.  Quite beautiful.  I have always had a strange love of graveyards and bones- so this was a highlight of our trip for me!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paris Love!

I am going to post some of my favorite photos from Paris occasionally for fun!  Paris is a truly magical city- inspirational, beautiful, and delicious!  This shot not only captures a nice play of the sun and the Eiffel Tower, but it also shows you the closest I got to the top!  The crowds waiting to go up were amazing- we skipped the trip to the peak and rented bikes to ride along the Seine instead!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

French Cafe

This is the first in a series of small paintings I am doing from the photos I took while in Paris this spring.  I was enchanted by the attention given to window boxes in Paris- geraniums being the most popular!