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Day 109 "Rive Gauche" mixed 7 x 9

Posted On: Jan 20, 2018   |   Posted By: Jody Regan

Day 109 "Rive Gauche" mixed 7 x 9

A few years ago, we visited Paris on a school trip. I fell in love with the city. It is sparkling and elegant. The buildings have sweet details, stories above the street. Their profiles are lovely and beg the viewer to sit, have cafe, and observe. The last night we were there with our group, we spent some time wandering the streets of the left bank, sat at an outdoor cafe and ate. I can stumble my way through some rudimentary, decades-old French. Our waitress addressed me and I bumbled along with her encouragement, succeeding in getting everything we wanted, including some escargot. I used pen and ink to lay out this drawing, then some watercolor pencils and some pastel pencils. The pastel pencils were my mothers, and have beautifully chiselled points, by her hand. It is very nice to hold them, knowing she did, too. I remember seeing a Charles Woodbury drawing show at the MIT Museum with her years ago. Mom pointed out the variety in his pencil marks, and told me they were the result of how he chiseled his...

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