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 ArmĂ©es. Ouf. They look so good. I don’t even like Ă©clairs but Marius has something extraordinary going on.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

7220. FenĂȘtre 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 ArmĂ©es – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

7120 Ave. des Grandes ArmĂ©es: 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.