Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Paris Gratifications...

#166B Rose in a glass, original watercolor,9" x 11"
Taking a Paris rose...
And bringing it inside to paint in a still life...
That is one of the great pleasures of painting in Paris.
Especially when there's a plethora of beautiful objects to paint where ever you look...
And particularly beautiful food! The trick is to restrain your need for instant gratification... Like munching a macaron in the street, right out the door of the patisserie...
Especially for one who's skills at restraint are not fully developed.
Life is full of challanges.
To eat or to paint?
That is the question!
What would you do?
BONNE JOURNEE!

27 comments:

  1. Hmmmmm...I say do both--eat WHILE you're painting! ;))
    Beautiful, Carol!

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  2. Those Ispahan desserts sure are inspiring...all those arrays of reds and pink...lovely!

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  3. Eileen9:52 AM

    I say just buy double the amount!

    Eileen (passions to pastry)
    www.livingtastefully.com

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  4. Melissa's Cozy Teacup10:14 AM

    Paint it, then eat it!

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  5. Just EAT IT!!! They look so wonderful! I would say--just eat : ()

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  6. Beautiful post. I would photograph the thing and then eat it. Well I might have ONE BITE. :)))

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  7. kristine10:46 AM

    to EAT!!! =D
    thanks Carol, these are beautiful. Just returned from France after a month of stay.
    Its truly breath-taking.
    Paris is a living museum.
    So so beautiful!

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  8. kathy n.10:49 AM

    Carol, you don’t know it but you’re one of my best friends; your Paris Breakfasts site is a big highlight to my days.
    I so admire your photography, your paintings, your zest for life and your all out passion for everything you do.

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  9. I would eat first and paint later though what I would paint is anyone's guess.

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  10. Oh my gosh. I have admired your paintings and blog for the longest time, I can't believe you came by and looked at my flickr pictures! Thank you so much, you have made my day! Love your latest paintings!! Laurie

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  11. hmmmm...I would have to do like one of your other readers and buy double so I could eat AND paint the thing (well, maybe I would have enough restraint to paint first and then eat after). Nope, I say buy double and maybe send the extra to a nieghbor along with the painting itself! Tres generous! ;)

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  12. Your objects and arrangements are exquisite. I would like to spend more time in that pretty and gentle world.

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  13. Carol, what is it in the see-through teapot, well like one in shape.
    It looks like Dr Who just dropped in to see you lol,
    Jill
    UK

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  14. Now that you mention it, it does look odd - most perceptive on your part Jill!
    That's a bunch of baby rose buds...
    Sweet no?

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  15. Snap a picture, eat, use picture as reference and paint.
    You gotta have the self control to carefully follow a well designed plan to be successful.
    Lyn

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  16. The hazards of painting delicious pastries and sweet smelling roses...a tisane or two, and off my mind goes on the scents and colors and before I know it, the crumbs are on my lips...
    These are beautiful. I love the rosebuds in the glass tea pot. Civility , a place of gentle and arrogant civility...ahh, temptation itself.


    ( Phew, the Atlantic link, that was a sinking ship from the get go, huh? Thanks for showing it to me. )

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  17. sandy2:58 PM

    Nothing else to say except, BEAUTIFUL! Yo little tease you ; )

    Sandim

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  18. So lovely....I would take a picture and eat it :-D, I have very little restriant

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  19. What treasures your posts are....yummy.
    Lynn xx

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  20. This is really beautiful, I just can't place why.
    The styling is really eye-catching.

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  21. kimberly7:02 PM

    LOVELY!!!
    Your shadows and water are amazing!

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  22. Sigh...
    And to think I haven't even tried a Macaron...

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  23. I vote for just re-reading today's post over and over and over...well, anyway re-looking over and over and over. Today's photos are incredibly nuanced.

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  24. meowpaw6:28 AM

    beauti-full....!

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  25. Just found your nice blog! Will be checking back often from now on!

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  26. one to eat: one to paint, then eat!

    Your paintings are as splendid as can be! Love your blog.

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