Friday, April 27, 2007

Barbara Bleu 2

Barbara's Blue Cup with a Caramel Macaron, watercolor, 9" x 11 1/2"
I borrowed this cobalt blue and white Russian Lomonosov teacup from Barbara "Bleu" to paint.
Barbara Marcinkowska I've written about Barbara before... She plays the cello and loves all things bleu!
I used her bleu kimono as a background to take some photos of her...
Barbara looks like I imagine Colette looked...
Everything in Barbara's studio on the Ile St. Louis is blue, bleu, blau!
Barbara MarcinkowskaWhen Barbara plays Bach.
She sits in her Bleu chaise/ chair.
She takes music notes in a blue notebook witha blue pen.
The flowers in the blue vase were not blue...
Barbara paints occasionally, always in blue.
Note the blue matt and blue frame.
I first met Barbara par hasard / by chance.
We shared an overnight couchette from Venice to Paris more than 2 years ago.
Barbara Marcinkowska is an accomplished cellist and music festival organiser.
BONJOUR Barbara Bleu!


  1. Anonymous5:55 AM

    What a beautiful post about Barbara. I was happy to meet her that day with you. These photos bring it all back, her music, her blue collection, her paintings and your friendship. Deep blue and inviting.
    The blue teacup painting.... I'm impressed. When I saw that cup and saucer, I couldn't imagine how it would turn out. The pattern, the form of the cup with its waving bowl, so much movement and form on a tiny space. Bravo Carol, you amazed me, the painting is tres chic and classy...just like Barbara and you that day.

  2. Aren't the flowers bluebells?

  3. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Beautiful painting. One can see you were truely inspired.
    Cris in OR

  4. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Lovely post that really captured Barbara's personality and character. Her painting was lovely, too! Yours is great--liking your different teacups, Carol! I'm a sucker for 'em...

  5. Anonymous10:36 AM

    bleu, bleu, le ciel de Provence !
    blanc, blanc, le goéland qui danse !
    blanc, bleu
    bleu, blanc...

    (chanson de Marcel Amont)
    bravo pour votre post

  6. Anonymous8:50 PM

    people who have a favourite colour like Barbara fascinate me. I want to say my favourite colour is green and then I see a pink i like and then a purple and then.............

  7. Carol's painting, Paris, Blue,
    I feel transported.
    So beautiful. Everything.

  8. Barbara is charmimg....and you as well, with yor many talents!

  9. barbara is amazing and your blog also

    I also love blue and try to post as many blue photos as possible. lately I haven't so I am overdue re: blue.

  10. Anonymous5:02 AM

    beautiful blue!!!

  11. Anonymous9:15 AM

    What a charmant talented woman!
    I adore her obsession with Cobalt BLUE!

  12. Anonymous9:22 AM

    I love the jumbled look of Barbara's studio.
    Everything blue is piled on top of each other-like stockpiling blue duckets...

  13. Barbara sounds beautifully colorful like your blue post.

  14. Anonymous8:49 PM

    Amazingly like Colette!

  15. What a delightful post!!!
    I loved every word and pic.....

  16. Barbara looks very much like Colette, what an astute observation.


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