Jun 20, 2010


It seems that just about every artist who has ever visited Paris has painted this picture, but I had to do it too.

The day I took the reference photo was the most perfect of the days we had in Paris, so good feelings came from this view. We had started the morning at a bakery, where we had baguette sandwiches (morning for us is noon for everyone else) and the perfect cafe au lait with plum macarons. Then we walked to the Musee d'Orsay, where we spent approximately three hours. Afterward, we crossed the bridge, where we had purchased a couple of small watercolors from a local artist and walked up the steep steps and hills to Sacre Coeur. We traversed back down the steps to the nearest metro, then down more steps in the metro and took the train to Bld. Saint-Germain. We ate foie gras and champagne at Cafe de Flore, then wine at Brasserie Lipp. All quite touristy, but necessary. My only regret was not having stopped at more cafes to stop and watch life, but to do that I would have had to wake up earlier. Sleep is your friend when you want to be alert enough to enjoy Paris.

This painting will be added to the ArtQuiver website for sale. It is 18" w x 24" h.SOLD

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