I think the Louvre is my favorite building in Paris, though there are several that I really love. I keep coming back to paint this one, though. And it is helped by the gardens that surround it. I can usually find some shade.
This month there's also a fair going on, and I liked the juxtaposition of old with new, Ferris wheel beside centuries old palace.
From the same chair by the fountain (though not shade), I also did the following of one of the statues.
Another view Of the Louvre. I like the topiary trees as well. Very popular in France.
This is a fountain just north of the Louvre. I painted in quite a small radius yesterday.
Finally walking home after a bit of a jaunt over to the Left Bank, I passed under one of the Louvre arches and found this cellist playing. The music reverberated beautifully in the space, and I sat to both draw and listen a while.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.