Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rouge Jaune Bleu

 Rouge, jaune et bleu aquarelle
I bought this little (1 3/4") Limoge-style perfume holder in Passage Jouffroy



 I've been playing with mixing up reds + Yellows + blues since I got home

The most basic color triad out there.

 
Maybe I was inspired by these red cafe tables

 
On rue Rambuteau

 
This lemon yellow table top looks just like

 


Or Wayne Thiebaud's round yellow cheese painting full of reds and blues too.

 
Red + Yellow + blue are used a lot around food.


Like this boulangerie painting of a wheat girl


Or this chef eating his dinner and licking his chops


Down the street on rue Rambuteau is Cupcake Berko, famous for their colorful mini cupcakes.

 
More goldeny than bright yellow but this tarte fine is still yum.
This post is making me hungry!

18 comments:

  1. Carol, This post is making me a. want to go back to Paris b. mix colors c. eat & gaze upon Parisian pastry d. tell you that I think your still life is a delicacy...Rita

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  2. SWEET perfume painting!

    Now I want a tarte citron...

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  3. Tres jolie aquarelles!

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  4. Carol, what a beauty that watercolor is! So charming. I love how you push yourself all the time to keep at it all. You're the best!

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  5. ps
    I just tried to re-subscribe again, and I THINK it accepted me again! I hope so--I'll keep you posted!

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  6. You make me want to bake even when it's almost 6:00PM..and I painted a little bird like that in les Alpes Maritimes..I remember!!
    First thing I painted there I liked.
    Oh and you make me want to paint:)

    What a dear Limoges box you found and painted..

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    1. I found it in a chatchka shop in Passage Joufroy for maybe 5 euros..
      Never thought to paint it before

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  7. I love that watercolor! Perfect :)

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  8. Wow I have to get this nice Dalloyau blackberry tart ...

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    1. Are those berries still in season?
      How's the ballet lecons?
      I don't know how you do it??

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  9. Love your little Limoges box aquarelle painting & your 3 colour mixing. I'm still practising my blob painting.

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    1. You can still practice blobbing with RYB.
      Just use Perm Rose or Cad red +Yell Ochre + cobalt blue or ultramarine blue or Cerulean.
      You'll get beautiful greys.

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  10. That perfume bottle watercolour is beautiful, Carol. Trust you to have such an eye with the table colours. I'd normally just walk right past them but they are so cheerful!

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  11. This post is making me hungry too! :-)
    And after walking my eyes through all those beautiful color blogs, I almost fell into that tarte fine (well, wished it were so).

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  12. I read a book by Gertrude Stein before going to Paris and it gave me some flavor for the city prior to arriving. BUT CAROL, you give me flavor and color and Paris perspective in the sweetest light. Thank you so much for your yum blog

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  13. Oh my Carol, all of these pastries and cupcakes are to die for! Bonne weekend!

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  14. You paint gold edges on porcelain so beautifully! Gorgeous watercolor! :-)

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