|'Paris Break' 7x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
purchase painting here $125
I have to be content with my memories and the photos I was able to take. I imagined myself on a photo safari. We were moving fast so I had to react quickly. A click here and another there as we briskly made our way through the crowds.
|detail of painting|
I wanted to take photos that captured the flavor of Paris. I wanted to capture the essence of what Pais was about ....my impressions of Paris. Once again I found myself enthralled with the people. Riding the BatoBus introduced me to the wonderful sights of Paris....Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tour. But I found myself focused on the people lining the banks of the Seine (read part 1 here)
As I walked I noticed the people. So many people and at all hours of the day. Busy people, people laughing, kids playing ball, dogs playing ball, people relaxing at streetside cafes. The people were interesting and colorful. They filled the city and gave it energy.
The buildings formed the landscape of the city and the people were the spices.
I wanted to paint them.
But we were on the move and so I could only take photos. I held my camera discreetly against my side. I kept it turned on and when I saw an interesting scene I clicked the shutter. I didn't want to be obvious and I didn't stop or slow my pace. Did I get any good photos? Not many. I got many photos of feet! But I got enough to remind me of the flavor of Paris. They will inspire some fun paintings!
Here are a few photos of my quick walk around Paris.
|connecting....just not with one another|
|We had a fun evening at this cafe|
|Dogs are welcome|
|evening shapes and colors|
|the badly reproduced photo that I used for todays painting|