I started out painting lions again this morning. I hadn't quite captured what I'd wanted to last time. And they're fun to paint.
Then I painted the bar at St. Germaine des Pres where my friends Allison and Michel took me for a drink back on the spring.
I had grabbed the wrong sketchbook this morning and was out of the squarer paper, so it was panoramas for the rest of the day.
I painted the Louvre. Again. I can't seem to stop myself. It really is my favorite building in Paris. At least this time was a quite different viewpoint.
I was kind of pooped and very hungry by then, but I've been trying to do four sketches a day when possible. I decided to go to the creperie where I had my first Paris lunch and get a sustaining crepe, sit down a bit, and use the bathroom (really the trickiest bit about being downtown all day). Afterwards I felt refreshed enough to do one more painting along the Seine on my way home. If you look closely, you can spot the Louvre.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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