After spending the last week painting with oils, I took some time for watercolors. I am doing The 100 Painting Challenge (http://www.100paintingschallenge.com/) and my understanding is that we should stick to one medium- and I started with watercolor. These are #25 and #26 of my 100, so I need to keep up with them. I love working with oils also, so I tend to go back and forth between the two mediums- mixing in some acrylic paintings along the way.
The reference photos for these watercolors were taken during a fun week in Paris a few years ago. My husband was there on business, so I had some time to wander around and take pictures while he was working. There are bakeries and pastry shops (boulangeries/patisseries) on every street like the ubiquitous delis and bagel shops on Long Island. Lucky Long Islanders. I loved looking at all of the beautiful and delicious (I sampled more than a few) items in the display cases! I am sure they thought I was crazy for taking pictures of these tasty treats, but everything is a possible future painting- something my fellow artists would agree with. The photos for these were taken on the Rue St. Dominique and Rue Cler- two of my favorite places of the many wonderful areas in Paris.
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