Monday, August 11, 2008

Yoshika Yamamoto Fleuristes 6eme

Petite rose, original watercolor
I'm a bit late posting today...well Paris is quite a jaunt from Maine.
Actually I didn't care for the first two paintings I made today.At 8:30 AM I decided to start over fresh and take a simpler approach. You get to call the shots when you have your own blog.
This is the flower shop I like the most (so far anyway) in Paris.Malheureusement (unhappily) the seller dis not reciprocate my fond feelings. He always shoos me away when he catches me taking pictures of his flowers. Does he own the pavement (13 rue vavin 75006 Paris)? No sign outside by the way...
Not that this has ever stopped me. I am on a mission.
My other fav French flower supplier is painter Fantin-Latour.
My favorite Fantin-Latour painting. Someday I'd like to do a bouquet justice the way he can. Oh, and as for feeding the hungry PB readers who have had to suffer through tons of lobster all last week... Have a macaron peut-etre?


  1. A lovely pink macaron is just what I am craving, merci...and you have reminded me to post a letter. :)))

    Eh bien, that florist, he should be greatful that you admire his fleurs so much...ahhh but that would not be so French, bien sur.

  2. Stunning watercolor, Carol! I can see David's influence on your "getting the shapes out there" and so delicately, I might add. Beautiful! That flower shop looks like it must be a joy. A cranky florist?? Sacre bleu!! Qu'est ce que c'est!?

  3. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Don't despair, Carol: some day, Monsieur Yamamoto vous fera une fleur... he will surprise you, with a smile perhaps.

  4. Oh! how dare that Monsieur Pepe le Pew shoo our PB away! >:(
    but beautiful pictures, dear, thank you for sharing them..

  5. Well I wrote out this nice comment and it said error and didnt print it. :( I said that the painting was lovely and just waiting to come out onto paper & how nice to start off the week with Flowers and Macarons but I didn't suffer thru lobster week at all. :)
    And I wish I knew some French to say the painting is beautiful. Well I do but can't spell it. lol

  6. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Tell me - how does one "suffer" through tons of lobster??

  7. Anonymous12:33 PM

    love the arch of that rose with its come-hither attitude, and the sweet vase here. Charming as ever, Carol!

  8. Anonymous12:38 PM

    It does look like a fabulous spot. Tell that guy to lighten up. He's surrounded by good stuff! ;))

  9. Anonymous12:39 PM

    mossy containers! *weeps with joy*

  10. Anonymous12:45 PM

    so beautiful... is she Japonaise?

  11. I think it's a "he" - the owner...though I've never seen him/her and I stayed next door for 3 weeks two years ago...
    A mystery owner...but with very good taste.

  12. Love your watercolour.

    I knew the French had strict laws about photographing people - but flowers? In any case, I prefer F-L's presentation. That could, of course, have something to do with the presence of a wine glass.

  13. Anonymous3:48 PM

    I am very curious. Why don't the French like you to take
    Pictures of their windows? What do they think that you
    Will do they think a tourist would do with them?
    I loved your Maine Travelogue. It was very nice and Oh my,
    Did that lobster look good. Wow. I Love wild blueberries.

  14. What beautiful colors in this post.

  15. Anonymous8:32 PM

    You are too too's been a scrumptious week...and does that mean that you are finished now with the workshop and you are home from Maine?

    Are all your nerve endings numb with all the hard work painting...and sandpapered from looking so hard !!?? Thank you for sharing.

    Babette (in the Mojave)
    I'm trying out a new name

  16. Anonymous9:37 PM

    Fleurimont? What happened to the one you posted a website for? I immediately signed up to receive their emails, but they never showed anything even close the gorgeous arrangements you photographed, so I opted out. Well, I tried 3 or 4 times to opt out...but it's not easy to opt out in an email written in (gasp!) a foreign language. I guess I'm pretty lucky I didn't inadvertently order a $2000 Euro floral display. At any rate, the last time was the charm and I no longer receive their emails. Now Fleurimont, there's a shop whose emails might be wonderful....

  17. Anonymous10:48 PM

    That florist story is too strange. He must be what we call a "mauvais coucheur" (or what I would call here now that I'm American a grumpy s.o.b)

    but your watercolor is delightful

  18. I can't believe he shoos you away! And here you are giving him such a wonderful FREE advertisement! :-) He should be paying you and begging you to take pictures and should give you the biggest bouquet ever. :)
    His flowers are beautiful! I think I'd go there every week if my pocket would allow it.

  19. Someday someone will explain to me why the French are so bloody frightened of us taking pictures


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