|Canal Saint Martin, Paris 12"x10" oil on board|
This part of the Canal is not in the centre of Paris so this was much quieter than my other painting sessions and I hardly saw any tourists despite of the fact that this bridge is famous for being in the movie "Amélie". I just love this movie. I've stopped counting how many times I've watched it. The soundtrack by Yann Tiersen is also one of my favourite thing to play on the piano.
|Amélie making ricochets on the Canal|
It was a grey dull day but it was the perfect condition to see all the shades of greens in the trees and the water. I also loved the highlights of blues and turquoise on the metallic bridge.
As you can see below it was pretty quiet. Just a shame the ground was full of litter. Obviously not a prime tourist location.
|I was so glad I took my warm coat as it was a bit nippy there|
Below is the painting at the end of the session. I only worked 5 more minutes on it here back home; I'm aware it's more a study than a accurate finished painting but I wanted to keep the freshness of it.