221 Des Cheminées Parisiennes : an illustration a day from Paris, France

221 Cheminées Parisiennes : 10×15 : ink and watercolor on archival paper

This building predates Haussmann. It’s easy to see from the architectural style. The chimneys is one clue. Taggers love these chimneys because they are like a canvas.

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8220 Glicine Balcone: an illustration a day from Paris, France

8220 Glicine Balcone : 10×15 cm : ink and watercolor on archival paper

This balcony is in the 17th. There wasn’t wisteria but I felt like painting it. Artists get to invent joy.

I wish you a new year full of light, freedom, and Love.

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A Ferrari for Bruno D.

Commissioned

Today in my studio awaits this classic car commissioned by Bruno D. He wanted a classical background. I chose piazza Santissima Annunziata in my home town Florence, Italy.

Thank you Bruno for ordering this. I am grateful because in 34 years of painting, the oil paint on my palette has never dried up.

The last 12 months were thin and ego crushing, my palette was not my friend. The gobs of paint on my palette weeped and shriveled up but held a core of balmy pigment inside. Waiting for my palette knife to crack them open and unveil their mystery.

I’ve come to love those ego crushing moments because the freedom they bring is like water from a mountain spring.