While in Paris this last year, it rained and was windy and was still Paris! Even in the rain Paris is beautiful and romantic and my soul longs to go there again. Eat a chocolate croisant for breakfast with the best Capuchino, any where in the world.
I took this photo in Paris last January and always thought it would make a fun painting. I am having a show in June at Rick Steves in Edmonds, so am trying to do a few more European paintings.
I wanted to capture the light on the building and the fun of different colored umbrellas.
A little too much rain in Kingston, Washington
I used to live right next door to the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. It is 175 acres of lush gardens. My three sons used to slip under the fence and go exploring. They once shared their secret place with me and we all climbed the bank by the water to go see their favorite meadow. It was magically beautiful and a memory I shall always cherish. This is not that meadow, but it is a beautiful one just as you enter the reserve.
Walking into Kingston today with best friends from San Diego we passed the trailer that inspired this painting. The photo was taken at 11 PM in December. I was mazed how many people were out and about at that time of night in Kingston in December.
My friend mentioned that she had never visited Seattle when it did not rain. It was warm and sunny until about 30 minutes later, when after a Latte we started our walk home, where we witnessed lightning, heard thunder and were drenched on the way home.
Be careful what you say in Washington….