I am in Paris!
I did a quick sketch of my bedroom window. I am lucky to be traveling with beautiful friends who have rented this divine apartment in Paris. It is everything that you have dreamed a Paris apartment should be and this is a sketch of my window.
I have used my new watercolour pencils and such a joy. First I coloured a section in then I painted over it with my water brush and the jewel colours came out. It is like when you are beach combing and you find a plain shell, then when you wet it all the colours appear. Such fun. My only disappointment with them is they have not put the colour on the outside of the pencils, they have the plain wooden outside, while pretty makes colour identification a real pain.
I have tried to be loose and free and pleased with my first try. I am off to the Tuileries Garden today so I hope to have a couple more sketches, before lunch with a friend.
Although this blog is about painting I just wanted to share this photo I took yesterday on my iPhone. The lovely buildings are great, but my neck is getting sore looking up all the time. I am an unabashed tourist.