Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Window Shopping in Antibes

Spying on window shoppers has become a favorite activity of mine. I found these two older ladies on a side street in Antibes on the French Riviera and couldn't resist painting them. I love the way the light casts shadows from the unseen buildings across the narrow street, making the viewer feel their closeness.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Outdoor Cafe

In my "paradise" days, I remember thinking, a little too smugly, that watercolor was easy but I'm not finding that true now. It's a struggle, but it's so much fun to splash around and watch the color flow. This busy plaza scene was in Nice, France.

Friday, May 6, 2011

On the Promenade

While cruising down the Promenade du Soleil on the French Riviera, virtually via Google Street View, I spotted these ladies enjoying a drink under the shade of a straw umbrella. What I wouldn't give....