FLEURISTE on Rue Monge n°201912

a collectable illustration of Paris

Collectable Postcard from Paris –

When I first moved to Paris from Florence, Italy where I had lived for 21 years it was the coldest January on record, I was missing one thing in particular. I remember painting a portrait of a guy in my atelier in La Fabrique in this plastic space made out of …

a collectable illustration of Paris

n°201912 FLEURISTE on RUE MONGE

10x15 cm - ink, watercolor on cold pressed archival paper. Free standard worldwide shipping sent in an envelope. Ask for the message of your choice, and specify the address at checkout.

€25.00

More Postcards from Paris, available here: “I want one,” said David S.

Sketched live, on site –

…wire that I nailed to the beams and covered with plastic like in this photo of the construction site. When I turned on the gas heater the plastic turned into a bubble. The bubble was the size of a room because the atelier ceilings were 5m high on one side and the entire atlelier was 70 M2. There were holes in the walls and broken windows.

It was, like, really bohemian. I almost thought to cut off an ear.

But okay, this guy whose portrait I was painting sat next to the heater. I was paying him to model for me. No, he wasn’t naked. Next to him it was 3°C and next to me below zero. We were freezing our, hmm, freezing cold. My fingers were blue. And my heart was too because it was SO UGLY in this place after living in Florence. (Now the Fabrique is a nice place but it is still in IVRY-SUR SEINE, gag) I was missing something so bad that I couldn’t see it in front of my eyes even if they were right there on every street in Paris.

ugly plastic bubble

What do you think I was missing?

I even wrote about it on this blog I had called Postcards from Paris

I was missing the flowers.

CANE CHAIRS n°201911

illustration of cane chairs in Paris

a collectablePostcard from Paris –

When I first moved to Paris after living 21 years in Florence Italy, the chairs outside the Parisian cafes were made of cane. Now they are plastic. Who decided this? 9 out of 10 cafe chairs are plastic.

This postcard has silver leaf on it to put some magic on those table tops. This is next to the TEDDY BEAR BUILDING on Boulevard Saint Marcel.

illustration of cane chairs in Paris

CANE CHAIRS n°201911

10x15 cm - ink, watercolor on cold pressed archival paper. Free standard worldwide shipping sent in an envelope. Ask for the message of your choice, and specify the address at checkout.

€25.00

More Postcards from Paris, available here: “I want one,” said David.

Sketched live, on site –

CROISSANT AU BEURRE n°201910

croissant au beurre, an original illustration from Paris

Postcard from Paris –

A buttery croissant from Paris, steaming hot, is like nothing else. Not all Croissants au Beurre are equal. Some of them are fluffy and melt in your mouth. These are from the boulangère on the corner of Rue Mouffetard and Rue d’Arbalète. They are fluffy.

More Postcards from Paris, available here: “I want one,” said David.

Sketched live, on site – see…
The drawing is always better done on site because my the mind in my hand removes unnecessary details.

MOUFFETARD FISHMONGER n°20199

Postcard from Paris –

There are two fishmongers on rue Mouffetard. This one is near the hardware store that hangs wicker baskets from the awning.

MOUFFETARD FISHMONGER n° 20199

MOUFFETARD FISHMONGER n° 20199

Postcard of Paris 11x15 cm Original ink and watercolor on archival paper. Free WORLDWIDE standard shipping. includes envelope.

€25.00

Sketched live, on site – but the fish were oysters.

RUE MUFFETARD n°20198

SOLD a few minutes after being published… going to CANADA.

Postcard from Paris –

Rue Mouffetard is the heart of the Latin Quarter. It’s one of those rare pedestrian streets in Paris that during the day are a market, and a party at night. The buildings are pre-Haussmanian. Made with massive wooden beams. The street is cobblestone.

Rue Mouffetard n° 20198 pen and ink and watercolor on archival paper 10×15 cm

Sketched live, on site –

DELIZIUS n°20197

Postcard from Paris – order before Nov 30 for Christmas delivery

The DELIZIUS is an Italian food shop in front of Saint Medard Church. Their home made pasta is excellent. And they have panettone.

DELIZIUS n° 20197 – pen and ink and water color on archival paper

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Postcard of Paris 11x15 cm Original ink and watercolor on archival paper. Free WORLDWIDE standard shipping. includes envelope.

€25.00

Sketched live, on site –

TEDDY BEAR BUILDING n°20196

illustration of Paris

Postcard from Paris –

The TEDDY BEAR BUILDING is at the Gobelins Metro stop intersection. There were giant TEDDY BEARS in every window and now all the merchants in the surrounding area display giant TEDDY BEARS in their storefronts.

Post Card sized illustration of Paris. Postcard from Paris
TEDDY BEAR BUILDING n° 20196 – ink, watercolor, on archival paper

Sketched live, on site –

An urban bear

Metro Gobelins

MA POULE n°20195

Postcard from Paris by an artist – THE BUTCHER on rue Mouffetard didn’t know his chickens would be a famous watercolor. When I asked if I could sketch his chickens he told me with a gruff tone, “Si tu ne derange pas mes clients.” And I had to hop out of the way a few times.

MA POULE n 20195- watercolor, ink on archival watercolor paper 10x15cm

MA POULE n 20195

Postcard of Paris 11x15 cm Original ink and watercolor on archival paper. Free WORLDWIDE standard shipping. Includes envelope.

€25.00

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