Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CAFE DE LA LIBERTÉ boulevard Edgar Quinet

"Café La Liberté" 1993 acrylic on canvas

One of my early Paris street painting not far from my apt. on rue Pierre Larousse. The monsieur on the second floor
above the café was thrilled that I was painting chez lui. He assured me every day that he would buy it when finished. When finished, I was invited to the café to meet sa femme and present my chef-d'oeuvre. She was blond,dressed in a white embroidered tunic top with slightly transparent white pajama pants. Comfortable in her cushioned seat, she leaned back holding her chilled Chabis high and announced that "Vôtre couleurs n'entre pas dans nôtre universe." She had to repeat it a number of times before I realized that she was into white because it represented purity. Time for me to go to confession and the bank.





Sunday, December 27, 2015

OUR PLANET

"Our Planet" water color and ink 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

THE GOOD SHEPARD water color

"just a touch" aquarelle 12/2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A CHRISTMAS WATER COLOR

"the story" water color and ink 12/15/2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

MY STUDIO


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

EGISE SAINT BERNARD - 1999

"Eglise Saint Bernard" 1999





Monday, October 12, 2015

SHAKESPEARE & CO Paris

"Shakespeae & Co" 1994

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BUCHERIE CENTRAL RUE LEPIC

"Jean Pierre à Le Bucherie Central" 1995
Jean Pierre selling le poulet rotie said, as I was painting,  " She's immortalizing me."
It was true. The shop also.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

CREPERIE DEPANNAGE TELE

"Crêprie Dépanage Télè" rue d'Orsel Paris 1996

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SACRE COEUR MON AMOUR

"Sacre Coeur" 2001
I love this hill.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CAFE DE LA PLACE - BLD. EDGAR QUINET

"Café de la Place"  Boulevard Edgar Quinet 1994

Sunday, September 13, 2015

BRASSERIE WELPER A LA PLACE CLICHY

"Brasserie Welper à la Place Clichy" 1994
 The Basserie Wepler is still a grand place to sit look out on to La Place Clichy.
A great dining room to sit and think about who caroused here along with Henry Miller.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

TOUT POUR LA MAISON 1994

"Tout Pour La Maison" 1994 acrylic on canvas
This store was on rue des Plants in the 14th. I feel nostalgia indeed.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

LIBRAIRIE L'OEIL ECOUTE

Librairie L'oeil Ecoute sur le boulevard Montparnasse 1996

Friday, September 4, 2015

THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

"The Blessing of the Animal at The American Cathedral in Paris" 1998
The blessing of the animals at The American Cathedral.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

CAFE DE FLORE

acrylic
"Café de Flore" 1996

Monday, August 31, 2015

CHEZ MAX rue Pierre Larousse

"Chez Max" acrylic on canvas 1994
This was a little cous-cous restaurant next to my apt. on rue Pierre Larousse.  It was formerly called Les Palmiers until I made the painting. I loved Max even if he didn't buy the painting.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

CAFE LE SELECT

"Cafe Le Select" acrylic on canvas 1996



 I remember sitting here in 1973.  The waiter was surly. He served a dog a bowl of water before serving me my café. I looked up at the late afternoon Paris sky. 
"This is where I want to live." I thought.










THEATRE DE CHATLET 1994


"Theatre de Chatlet - Hôtel de Palais" 1993
My friend the great Collet Pillon worked here for a while among her many adventures in life.

Monday, August 24, 2015

GARE SAINT LAZARE DE LA PONT EUROPE

"Gare Saint Lazare" de la pont Europe 2003

Friday, August 21, 2015

TABAC DE LA SORBONNE

"Tabac de la Sorbonne" 1996

I painted this for my lawyer, France Guinet. It was a gift for her husband. He used to hang out there when he was a student.  The place is still there. I went by the other day.  It was actually empty when I painted it. The people are invented.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LA PLACE DES ABBESSES UPDATED 2015

"La Place des Abbesses" updated 2015




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LIBRRAIRE DAGUARRE Paris 14

"Librairie Daguerre" 1993
It was a great bookstore. The patronne is the blonde climbing the ladder. I painted it during the very short season when little girls sell daffodils in the street.. The little girl was ravi.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

LES FANTOMES DE LA RUE CHAPPE

"Les Fantôme de la rue Chappe" 2015 
I was going to retouch my painting and got carried away or the spirits did.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

CAFE CHAPPE AND LE PETIT TRAIN DE MONTMARTRE

"Café Chappe and Le Petite Train de Montmartre" acrylic on canvas 2015
This is what I see when every time I walk out my door. Ugh!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FLEURIST A PARIS

"La fleuriste boulevard Brune" 1994 collection Linda Green

Monday, August 10, 2015

THE SNOB

"The Snob" water color  1982
I went to La Place Vandôme today.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

THE PARIS DREAM

"The Paris Dream" 2006

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CHATEAU LAROZE

"Chateau Laroze" aquarelle 1992

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BRASSERIE BALZAR RUE DES ECOLES

" Brasserie Balzar" 1993

Thursday, July 30, 2015

RUE DE RENNE PARIS

"rue de Renne" 1993

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LA RUE BUCCI

"rue Bucci" 1995  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HIGH TIDE Ipad drawing

"high tide" Ipad drawing July 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

LE POISSONAIRE MONSIEUR LANGOIRE

"Le Poissonaire - Monsieur Langois" 1994

Saturday, July 18, 2015

CAFE L'AUTOBUS PARIS RUE DIDOT

"Café l'Autobus" 1993 

Last time I was in the 'hood, it was a Sushi Bar.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

THE LIGHT OF DAY

"the light of day" water color 

Friday, July 10, 2015

BAR DE L'ATELIER

"Bar de L'Atelier - Montmartre"  acrylic on canvas 1996

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

MARCHE SAINT PIERRE MONTMARTRE 1996

"Marché Saint Pierre" 1996 acrylic sur toile

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ME, POSSON D'AVRIL, AND SPRING

Me today, poisson d'avril 2008, , with "Spring" 1996

Saturday, July 4, 2015

JOYFUL CUT OUTS

within and without Ipad cutouts

Ruby

Ruby
Ruby chez la princess from paintingparis.blogspot.com