December 19, 2012

Roses in Paris

I wish I could tell you I'm painting this outside ... but it's not spring and it's definitely not Paris where I am.  To combat the dreary outside weather, I took out a 5 foot long canvas (it's 30" high) and am recreating the scene in front of a shop selling roses in the St. Germain neighborhood in Paris.  I feel better just thinking about it.

It's a busy scene, with flowers, tables, chairs all in front of a window through which you can see more flowers and tables.  There's a geometry to the window reflections and window displays that I think will play nicely off the loose bouquets of flowers.

The finish date for this is December 31 -- I'm going to put it into the Foundry Gallery January exhibit.