Monday, January 11, 2010

Picture Yourself in Paris

Givenchy, Paris, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

Boutique Champagne, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

If a girl wants to think about Paris every once in a while there's absolutely nothing wrong with it in my opinion...

Bonbons, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

Picture yourself in Paris at a bonbon boutique? Buying Champagne on rue St.-Sulpice? Walzing by YSL after some shopping..? It's now possible with a little help from my paintbox.

I need 4-5 CLEAR photos emailed from you.

*Note SOME FEET are included in the photos. Very important!!

I can not paint you without FEET PLEASE! s.v.p.

Your favorite bag can be included in the painting.
And une sac de Pierre Herme too.
You'll get a portrait sketch to approve before I go to the finished artwork.
Picture yourself like Judi in Australia.
*We are not talking about a John Singer Sargent exact likeness here. It's joie de vie we're after.
Pierre Herme, Paris, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

Your dream of walzing around Paris can come true in an original 9" x 11" watercolor. Email moi for more info.
1 figure + 1 pet portrait is $100 (was $125) until Feb 28 until late MAY
An additional figure + $25
A special 'custom' setting of your choice + $25
Or choose a Paris setting from:Paris Facades
Shipping: $6.50 (in the USA)
Overseas: $29.95
Payment:a Paypal invoice from me
Or a mailed check from you
et voila!
BONJOUR Your Paris Fantasies!!


jules @ The Diversion Project said...

What a fantastic idea- absolutley love it!

jules :)

Misha in Paris said...

Hello Carol

always on the touch !

Misha in Paris said...

Hello Carol

always on the touch !

Peggy in Atlanta said...


Thanks for yummy pastries! I think I could smell them!

Happy New Year to you Carol! Look forward to many fun blogs!


Ju in Singapore said...

What a fantastic idea!
I love your paintings and I also love Paris!

sue said...

These are very sweet, Carol--great job of these!

Melody said...

Thank you for your beautiful PB blog.
Today, I loved everything you wrote and painted.
I love the watercolor paintings, the photos, the food, the fashions and the terrain of NY and Paris
everyday is a new surprise.

FoodWalker said...

maybe you could paint my Bride in her wedding dress in Paris!!!!

PeterParis said...

(There is a difference between thinking and doing.... !)

I believe you are doing the total of all that you like of Paris here! However nice it is, I believe you must force yourselve to some less chic quartiers next time, just to let us see how you treat them in words and paintings!

Merisi said...

Love all the paintings, but 28 Boulangerie 28 is my favorite!

Should you ever get tired of Paris,
you'll always have Vienne! :-)

Have a great week!

sundaymornings said...

Oh, those ubiquitous Vanessa Bruno totes! Even I was enticed (out of character) to buy one of those when I lived in Paris. Sold it on Ebay after I moved back to the US though. Along with my Longchamp collection. :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Fabulous work and post. I love what your doing now. John Singer Sargents painting here is one of my Favorites.

Nancy in Savannah said...

I have signed up to take a water color class at the local college. I have always been able to sketch, but have never painted. I noted your paintbox and wondered if you could tell me the maker. The instructor gave out a list of colors and paper, but your set looks very much more convenient to use than a bunch of tubes.

Jill said...

I leave on Friday!!!
In Paris for a week then Cannes!!! then one more day in Paris!!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I so wish I could taste those bonbons for real!

MesvitrinesNYC said...

I'm proud to be the "star" today! Painting people in Paris is a fabulous idea!!! BRAVO. When you are in paris, I'll try to paint PB star... I'm bad at drawing!

Bridget said...

Excellent post! (I love Lady Agnew, too!)
One other brillant idea, Carol!

Amy said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea. I'm going to Paris this spring with my mom (her first trip) I think I've just found the perfect Christmas gift for her! Thanks!

Unknown said...

UH! I want one!!!!! This is so great! Love it!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Fantastic idea!

William Ternay, Jr. said...

Like I said on your ..."too many doggies?" post, Carol, you just keep
the creativity goin', no matter what the theme, and we'll keep being your fans.
Great idea!

Nikon said...

Great idea, Carol - I love the black and white sketches :)

Vivian said...

I like your favorite bag!!

Bonne anne!!!!!

Kisses from Brazil!!!!!

Celestial Charms said...

I thought your idea of painting one's pet cat or dog was terrific, but painting us is perfect! Hope you receive lots of interest in that endeavor. Have a great Tuesday.

praj said...

Indeed you have captured the beauty of Paris.. I am going to try some Paris breakfast ! Keep the good work!
Cheers Praj (

Unknown said...

How can I get Judi's recipes for her macaroons!

Andrea said...

Carol, I love it and know Audrey will too!

Thank you so much.

Paige said...

We LOVE it!
C'est magnifique!
Merci encore et encore!
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue said...



Chris said...

I just wanted to let you know that I received the wonderful Paris watercolors from you and LOVE them. I'm having them framed this weekend and will send you a picture of how they look when completed. I've shown them to many friends already and they are amazed as well. Thank you so much...

styleandsubstance said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog and this concept! Being the consumate visionary, this puts me one step closer to my goal!

Loves it!

Trisha said...

we got it yesterday.
Ben LOVED his portrait at Cartier and already sent it to his friends at cartier. the others were great as well


Elizabeth said...

Yes it arrived safe and sound in Hong Kong and it is FABULOUS!
Will certainly be coming back for more!

The Blackmer Family said...

This is such a fabulous idea! I love it! I will actually be traveling to Paris with my family this July for about a week...will you be in town then? Would love to meet you in person... if not, I will seriously consider ordering a portrait as a little souvenir.

Cindy said...

Both for you and for me! I love my Paris portrait painting.
And my macarons turned out parfait!
They have pied!
However, I only got 19 out of the batch and I'm afraid they might not travel well to NY - so you and bear will have to forgive me; however, I will think of you as I eat them and go miam, miam

Kathy in FL said...

I love our portrai!
Thanks again for doing beautiful art and also for your blog, I love getting it each day.

Take care,


TIM said...

Carol - Ellie's Paris portrait painting is absolutely wonderful! I'm so excited. It is going to be hard to keep it secret from Elli until her birthday on June 9th!!!!

Happy belated birthday!

Keep up the great work!


Jen said...

I got it today!!! It's fantastic! I am so happy - I've already framed it and it's sitting next to me on the coffee table as I write!! My husband and I love the way my DVF trench coat came out - it looks amazing and you captured it perfectly!! Sorry for the excessive use of exclamation marks, but I am very excited, can you tell?!?


One very satisfied customer, and a huge PB fan,


Susan said...

Thanks so much for the watercolor you did of my friend and her dog in front of Laduree.
It's just perfect and I know she will love it.
I'll be jealous and want one of my own.
Thank you again,