Elizabeth and I will be in Paris on Saturday. I've been thinking back on other trips and made these 4"x4's. Last week a collector asked me about a watercolor sketch I did of a woman in red in the Degas room at the Musee d'Orsay (next to the Bellelli Family). I looked up the sketch and my photos from that time period and made this 4"x4" oil painting.
Below are two florists in the back of a shop on Rue des Saints Peres, lilacs in season.
12"x12", oil on canvas. Its not really a thimble but some other small shiny thing. While I was working on another painting, an interior of a flower shop, from photos and sketches I noticed the violets in a little corner of a photo. I remember seeing them and wanting to paint them at the time. They came back to me like an unexpected gift. This is more of the work from my time with E. in Paris. (Other posts from those trips are here and here). I feel like Bonnard and Vuillard are there in the patterns.
Still life with Brioches (on the left is the Alsatian version called a Kouglof).
I worked back into these paintings, begun in Paris. 8"x10", gouache on cradled panel, varnished. The two below (Lilac, Euphorb, Peonies-pink and red- and a fiery red/fuchsia fluffy something made up the bouquet) are available at Studio Hop.
Still life with green apples and Monet postcard.
Delacroix's Garden (sold) was painted from sketches E. and I did together on the spot and back at the apartment, with Irises added from the Tuileries. She may post her gouache version here. I am drawn to both the formal and the emotional aspects of figures in gardens and am anxious to explore it further (again with this idea, figures in the garden but also time). Drawing with E., to whom figures come so readily, was a shot in the arm.