Paris on the Brain—Watercolor Vistas of My Favorite City
I’ve had a fascination with Paris since I was a little girl. Where that love of the city stems from, I don’t know, but in following my current curiosity of watercolors, I wanted to take a moment to paint a few of my favorite Paris vistas.
With a life-long curiosity for painting, I decided this year was the time to start learning. I started with a water-coloring course via Skillshare which resulted in me losing the fear of mixing the paint wells—a GOOD thing!
Not considering myself a good illustrator or painter, this more free-flowing illustrative method let me just put my beginner skills to use while splattering the paint as if using crayons. Those kindergarten days of staying strictly inside the lines came to good use.
It’s always fun to create different palettes and imagine such recognizable structures in varying colors. A purple Metro sign? A green Eiffel Tower? A blue Sacré-Cœur? Of course!
I’m letting myself explore this new-found interest with painting, so letting go of set notions is a must.
More water-color explorations to come. I’ve been working on some San Miguel de Allende vistas that I’m excited to complete and share!