I got totally, crazy behind here. I went straight from jet lag to another intensive week of work (even more intense than usual) at Cape May. So please forgive the dead air
I want to just post my last few sketches from France. I spent one day up on the hill of Montmartre. My hosts' home is just past Montmartre from the center of town, a very regular Parisian neighborhood, so it's always a mental shock to climb the hill that is so close and wade suddenly and unexpectedly into a throng of tourists.
But it's a cool neighborhood with a different look than most of Paris, and I had fun staying closer to home and painting what it had to offer.
I spent my very last day downtown. First I settled in with a cup if tea at the Place St. Michel and painted a cafe across the way.
Then I went to find Rene, who had told me he would be playing music on the bridge between Notre Dame and Hotel de Ville. I settled on a bench and painted the available scenery while listening to him play.
Fittingly, my last sketch of the trip was of Rene. It was a nice bookmark, because the first one of the trip was also of him. Also fitting because he and Stephen between them made me very welcome and were excellent company for me during my solo stay. Thanks to them both for the welcome.
Just for fun, here was the first sketch of the trip.
My next posts will be back stateside....
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.