Inspired by a recent trip to Paris
Tucked back from it's more glamorous friends along the Boulevard St. Germain, Le Bonaparte is another one of those Paris cafés where it's possible to lose an entire afternoon to doing not much - lost in thought, watching people, nose in a book or scribbling in a sketch book. Most of the Instagram photos of this pretty spot just a few steps from the Square Laurent Prache and the Élise de Saint Germain are of its entrance with a neon sign and tables scattered across the sidewalk. But I also love this little side view along the Rue Bonaparte, where the little bit of awning hints at what's waiting just around the corner.
Paris always inspires, no many how many times I visit. Painting is a way to sift through and edit the overwhelming number of amazing things I see in in the city, where my eyes are constantly ping-ponging from the tiniest details to the most monumental of monuments. Sketching while the world is walking by as I sit at a sidewalk table and pretend to drink my coffee, with field boxes and supplies scattered across chairs at the Jardin du Luxembourg, or settled in my makeshift studio at the end of the day, my paints help sort through and make sense of everything I see, and to store it all away safely in my mind.
Original watercolor on Arches Paper
6 x 6.75
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