I painted the grand, frilly Hotel de Ville three times yesterday. My favorite band here was playing on the Ile St. Louis bridge, which was perfect for me. Lots of sunshine on a chilly day as well as good views to paint.
I started out painting two of the whimsical knights along the roofline. They remind me so much of Alice in Wonderland. I wonder if Tenniel ever saw them.
I also painted the guys playing again.
And I ended with another one of Notre Dame. The sky was lovely, and the music was even better. Nice to have good views at the same time.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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