|Fountain at Place des Vosges 10"x8" oil on board|
There was a great feeling about the place; children were playing football, students were sunbathing and families were having picnic on the grass.
|What inspired me was the sparkling water in the fountain |
and the frame made by the trees branches
I found a nice quiet shady spot to paint but I soon felt there were many people gathering and taking pictures behind me. I was about to get my best pen out to start signing autographs for my new fans when I realised they were taking pictures of the famous Louis XIII sculpture that was just behind me!
|that's me in the action|
Afterwards I did a second painting at the same place facing the beautiful arches of the building. I loved the way the light was showing through the arches.
|Place des Vosges & Violette 6"x8" oil on board|
The little girl you can see on the painting is called Violette. She was playing on the square with her brother and had been quietly observing me doing both paintings and would every now and then come and say a few nice words to me. She was so cute I suggested to put her in the painting if she could stand in the distance for a few minutes. Her position looked a bit rigid as it was probably the first time she had to "pose" for someone but she couldn't help smiling the whole time.
|People were starting to leave by the end of the day|
|The painting at the end of the session|
I will try and post more Paris paintings soon. Thanks for all the nice comments I've received on my recent posts - nice to know I'm not the only person reading my blog;)