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.

7020. Coquilles Saint Jacques – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

7020 Coquilles Saint Jacques – 10x15cm – ink and watercolor on archival paper

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The fishmonger on Mouffetard doesn’t seem to mind me standing around and drawing these.

6920. 3 Cèpes – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6920 – 3Cèpes : approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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When I lived in Tuscany we went hunting for these mushrooms. We found all kinds of other mushrooms but only once I found a porcino.