Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This canal-side café-restaurant is one of my favourite haunts in Paris. It's the eponymous setting of René Clair's 1938 film - which I watched ages ago and really must re-watch. When I'm there I also think about the wonderful 1934 movie l'Atalante by Jean Vigo, which also includes scenes along the canal.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
On Saturday I went to Rosa Bonheur, a hip hang-out in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. It was a lovely sunny evening and everyone was sitting outside drinking rosé and snacking on charcuterie. Along with my sketch from Saturday I'm posting a Canal St Martin scene from the springtime, which I don't think I added before. Paris in the sunshine rocks!
Friday, July 27, 2012
A bit late in the day, but here is the only painting I did during my recent trip to New York. It was a boiling hot 4 July and I spent a bit of time in the park they've created on the waterfront in Williambsurg. The area has changed quite a bit since I lived in New York 4 years ago. It's still great - just different.