Saturday 6 August 2016

Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Oil painting of a male figure walking in a narrow and partially sunlit street surrounded by shops.
Dear neglected blog,

Although I have devoted some time to painting on my two-month European holiday (including a wonderful week-long workshop with Julian Merrow-Smith), there's been little worth posting, and this latest update is no exception except I thought it was high time I added something.

This is a very quick sketch done from the balcony of my Rue Saint-Séverin hotel in the Latin Quarter of Paris.  I can't help but wonder if a Latin quarter should be expressed as I divided by IV or perhaps five solidi (one quarter of a libra).  The latter is a pun about a currency which is no longer current.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"