Painting on the French Riviera

I never imagined I would live on the Riviera. Moving here wasn’t part of any plan, I bought a train ticket last year and in that moment life took an unexpected turn. Grey Paris lost its charm.

I moved back south to paint outdoors, like I did in Tuscany before I moved to Paris. Painting Roses in the Jardin de Gassin seemed like Alice in Wonderland might appear behind the bush. Painting in the poppies was a delight. I met a color blind photographer who could not see the poppies.

Those three paintings look wonderful together, I think you should get them, LOL! Find them here >> on Singulart.

Come Paint with me photo by C.Dgene

But painting on the sea is something special. The light changes constantly. You have to paint fast and sure. It’s thrilling. Like a roller coaster ride.

Come paint with me! I teach half day workshops in the great outdoors, on the seaside. In lavender fields, in villages, in vineyards. Wherever you want to go. Absolute discretion guaranteed! I’ve worked with rock stars, politicians, and TV producers, and normal folks like myself.

come paint with me on the French Riviera . Click to find out more!

7620. Balcone Avenue de Ternes – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

7620 balcon ave de Ternes: 10×15 cm ink and watercolor on archival paper

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This balcony looks idyllic, as if it were in Castellina in Chianti. Avenue de Ternes is far from idyllic. It’s busy traffic.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it.

7520. l’Eclair Fruits Rouges de Marius – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

7520 Eclair fruits rouges de Marius: 10×15 cm ink and watercolor on archival paper.

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A culinary sculpture from l’Éclaire de MARIUS on Avenue des Grandes Armées. Ouf. They look so good. I don’t even like éclairs but Marius has something extraordinary going on.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

7220. Fenêtre Parisien – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

7220 Fenetre Parisien: 10×15 cm ink and watercolor on archival paper

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Paris is grey most of the time. But the buildings are mostly a light beige color. When the sun is out the light is brilliant white. It’s very different from the soft yellow Tuscan light.

7120. Balcon Avenue des Grandes Armées – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

7120 Ave. des Grandes Armées: 10×15 cm ink and watercolor on archival paper

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When I first moved to Paris I never noticed the flowers on the balconies. Coming from Florence, Italy everything looked grey to me in the city of lights. It was January 2007.