Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Week in Paris

Just spent a week in Paris.  Managed to get a few sketches in my travel journal between seeing new sights, sipping wine in cafes and trying new restaurants!


First day:  sites around St. Germaine where we stayed.  Love the 5th arrondissement!


 
Ventured to several small museums we hadn't visited before and also managed to see the stunning interior of L'Opéra for the first time.
 
 
 
What a fun time I had sitting outside a café sipping rosé while sketching artists in Place du Tertre on the top of the butte in Montmartre.  Mikolo (middle) sketched my portrait while I sketched him and his fellow artist friend, Luigi. 
 
 
 
Delay leaving Heathrow so plenty of time to sketch my view out the window and hubby to my right.  Au Revoir Paris!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE your sketches! I'm really enjoying how you're using blacks. Beautiful accents. Great portraits!

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    1. Thanks Kris! I wish I'd had time for more sketching but alas what I did manage was slim but fun.

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  2. Fabulous sketches and journal. I love your style.

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    1. Thanks Phyllis! We had a ball. Impossible to capture all the fun, but fun to try to capture at least part of it.

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  3. Great journal of your whirlwind trip. I'm glad you had nice enough weather to be sitting outside at a cafe. And what a coup to be hanging and sketching with other artists! My first trip to Paris was a week in February all by my lonesome. I also bought a ticket to the opera just to see the space, but I ran into someone I (barely) knew and it led to an incredible adventure. Good memories.

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    1. Oooooh - intriguing story awaits us. Must tell!

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