Friday, December 02, 2011

Paint Paris Red

Back to Paris reds....
Cerise red, watercolor, 9" x 11'
The Paris bistro is almost always rouge/red = steak frites

Is there a cafe Rouge?

Chaise rouge...

Early morning Paris cafe...
Chef's break...
Texting in a taxi = non

Eating an ice cream cone = oui

Alsacian Christian Ferber's griottes rouges...
Red/pink framboise 'fraisier'...
Lequel ces fruits rouges prefere tu?

Red jello in Paris is elegance...
A red kid's corduroy jumper is d'elegant...
A petit Parisien red coat dans le rue...

Bonjour Paris Reds!

25 comments:

  1. Fred Kaltreider3:41 PM

    I hope the cafe pictured on rue Bonaparte is not the old Cafe Bonaparte. In March we saw it was being remodeled, but it looked like the work was proceeding in a traditional style, unlike the photo with "BREAKFAST" on the awning.

    Merci du blog!

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  2. Thanks for ending my week with not only a very colorful post, Carol, but a really glowing water color, too.

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  3. I love red! And, there is more red in the Holiday Windows!!!!

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  4. Fred,
    you can heave a sigh of relief.
    That cafe is at the very END of rue Bonaparte facing La Seine, not the other cafe close to Pl St. Germain.
    :)

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  5. paris reds are the best, but i concentrate more on fashions and wines than pastries

    I've been wearing my red paris raincoat lots the last 2 weeks and have had rave responses. got it on sale for 30 euros 4 years ago. quilted lining, warm.

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  6. Wonderful reds and a most beautiful Watercolor Carol, love it!

    I hope you will visit my site for the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways.It is very exciting and includes a unique variety of special gifts!

    xoxo

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. Carol, that little guy in red is adorable. Love the watercolor! Have a good weekend!

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  8. Love all that red! Was Little Red Riding Hood French?

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  9. The watercolor is great, Carol.
    I wonder if the "red trend" will catch on over here? The clothing, that is.....

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  10. Geri, NJ6:09 PM

    Beautiful painting...I have to tell you that you've been tempting me to treat myself to a Christmas present lately! On the subject of Paris reds...I'm reminded of the pretty "Metro" lamp posts.

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  11. I´m in love with dots, breakfast like these and coffee ♥

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  12. I love the cherry heart:) Lovely watercolor..and the splashes of rouge here and there? So nice..I took watercolor classes many yrs ago.. too few.. 2:( w/ a wonderful artist..he said..always add a touch of red.
    You brought back memories of this gentleman.

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  13. Geri,
    I LURVE those pretty "Metro" lamp pos
    Maybe I should just do a post on Metro signs..?

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  14. noriko.stardust8:16 PM

    Wonderful assemblage of reds in Paris! Everyone needs red, especialy in winter!

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  15. Carol, your cerise watercolor is a gem.

    The photographs just continue to inspire me to future travels.

    Merci! xo

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  16. I would love to paint Paris any color...just to go there and take it all in! Oui Oui

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  17. Wow - that painting is incredible. Love the colours, the tea-pot, the cherry on the crumble-cake. Everything. Talented lady!

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  18. Magnifique, comme toujours, Carol! I now feel the need to wear red... I will be in Paris next month and cannot wait!! Merci beaucoup!

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  19. So love the red. Fantastic cerise piece my dear. :)xo

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  20. I love your posts about the color red in Paris. It brightens my day <3

    coucoudesiree.blogspot.com

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  21. without question, a bistro is not a bistro w/o generous lashings of red lacquer.

    and i'm with you RE: le coca in France! let's keep it on our side of the atlantic. but i suppose we rail in vain.

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  22. Yay for Red!!! (My favorite and this post reminds me why!)
    Love your watercolor!

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  23. There is a restaurant in Philadelphia called Rouge and they set up outside tables to look just like a cafe in Paris. It's really cute and I love to pretend that I'm somewhere in Europe

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