Les Blancs 2, watercolor, 9" x 11 1/2"
I'm havingt another go getting more down to the basics of painting "WHITES"
The first one inspired by Portobello's rue Vavin window stilllife was unsatisfactory. Too much about the objects and not enough about abstract qualities like space, shape, pattern.AIn Les Blancs I was searching for the perfect French plain yogurt. On the AirFrance flight home in October they served us an unidentified cup of amazing plain FRENCH yogurt and I was completely smitten!
The florist asked me to not take any more pictures, purely on principle!
My new Holy Grail was to find this unidentified yogurt - creamy, smooth, thick and VERY TART. Lordie, Paris supermarkets offer up a gazillion brands of PLAIN WHITE YOGURT. How do you choose? Believe me I tried many. I read that Danone Veloute Nature is the best.
I'm convinced the French have the yogurt thing totally wrapped up and I'm not just saying this because I'm biased and very pro-French stuff.
But, and it's a BIG BUT, where do they get off DROPPING THE G FROM YOGURT? YAOURT? (YOW-URT) I don't get it.Naturally in my search for the perfect French plain yoGurt, I kept seeing a lot of WHITE EVERYWHERE. French baby clothes are the BEST hands unless you're in Italy.
Here's a white perfume, FLEURS BLANCHES by Catherine Memmi.
Yesterday I made this in my new Donvier Yogurt Maker in the vain attempt to make "French" yoGurt at home. You can not buy it in New York. Maybe I'll rename it yogurt soup and call it a day. It tastes pretty Frenchie - nice and tart But the consistency sucks - I could use a straw with this stuff Help me out here