Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Parisians

This morning, I was admiring the talented Rick Tulka's wonderful images on Flickr. I saw that Giorgio Bordin had done a sketch of him from his posted photograph in front of the White House. Giorgio had added a sketch to his comment. Several other talented artists had done the same and with such a great face, I couldn't resist joining in. It was the first thing I did this morning while catching up on the news, so it was quick and sloppy. He noticed that he was dripping...

What a wonderful way to start a cold, gray, rainy morning in Maine.

Since the paints were wet, I decided to finish this sketch I started weeks ago on my trip to Paris. These wonderfully dressed older Parisian women waited outside the cafe where we were siting late one afternoon. I was able to get the basic outline of their poses only to abandon them for a Kir Royale. Would't you?

5 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

Hahaaa! I would, indeed. These are fabulous, Jennifer. I love your version of Rick's portrait, and these women are excellent! You really captured the cold they're bundled up against, too.

Margaret Ann said...

Absolutely! Love the bright splash of color to dress up a cold Parisian day! Quite stylish these ladies! :)

raena said...

The portrait of Rick is wonderful, but it's the ladies' coats that I love!

Kelley Sanford said...

How delightful. It makes me miss painting in watercolor. You handle it well.

Linda T said...

Wonderful sketches, as usual, and I also enjoyed your Olympic ones!