Monday, February 21, 2011

Bonjour Fraises!

Au nom de la Rose Sketch, 6" x 9"
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Since I cannot yet make it out to sketch in New York's Frenchie pastry salons (with my whacked back) I thought at the very least I would bring in a few elements to help get me into fighting shape for mid-March Paris...
i.e. The rose and strawberry still life setup.
A macaron candle comes in handy at last!
I must be ready to face up to Paris' best tartes! Strawberries have no season in Paris... Just as roses can ALWAYS be found at Au Nom de la Rose.
French fraiseFrench Strawberry Sketch, 6" x 9"
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Plate of Fraise sketch, 6" x 9"
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French fraise sketch Where aire you look...
Les fraises abound.
Fantin-Latour certainement knew how to paint up a plate full of fraises...
Artist shop, Sennelier too is fond of the almight red berry...
But beware the gigantic Fraise-Tagada - faux strawberry-flavored in name only!
BONJOUR FRAISES!

16 comments:

Gloria said...

Hello Carol!!!All colors, flavors, view, all things are beautifull! Fantastics places...Ilove red fruits and macarrons! Kisses, Gloria.

A Brush with Color said...

I love strawberries--and yours are a delight. Eat some for me, Carol--and if you'd like to dip a few into chocolate, too, I wouldn't complain!

Nikon said...

That post looks beautiful here on a gray Winter day!

Bill said...

Even shut in, you still manage to clog my arteries with luscious pastries and delight the eye with beautiful watercolors. Oh well. What a way to go! I hope you get all healed up soon. I hear Paris calling you. :^)

Merisi said...

What delights, I feel all warm and cosy (not an easy feat, I ventured outside today and it is so cold, my strawberry, er, nose froze).

May I say that your paintings look way better than all those tartes? I particularly love the sketches.

Have a berrilicious day, Carol! :-)

Fleurette said...

Bonsoir Carol, belle et douce photos!
Bonne soirée
Fleurette

manon 21 said...

Du plaisir dans ces images
I love "FRAISES"

Bonne soirée

Manon

postcards from Philly said...

LOVE the washes in these sketches of berries and roses!

Justine said...

LUSH & Springie
just what I need today
merci

Dianne said...

Bonjour Carol ~ All of my favourite things roses, strawberries and was that une petite macaron in the top pic. Yum!
Hoping that your back continues to improve Carol,
Take care xx

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Strawberries seem to have no season here also! The markets are full of them way ahead of local season....and they never stopped coming last winter, though I bet they were from Chile!
You have been much on my mind this afternoon: I have finally made good on my promise to bake les macs. I'm starting with pale spring lemon macs. They are piped onto the parchment and awaiting the bake. I'm using a recipe from your latest book plug, but this Brit says they only need to sit for 30 - 60 minutes. I KNOW you said overnight is how it's done. So I am doing the scientific thing: I'm baking some when she suggests, some in between and some overnight. It may all be for naught as I think her dough came out too stiff. At least according to her pictures. Les macs were not built in a day.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better today -- Paris awaits and so do never ending strawberries!! x

flowers on my table said...

I love your watercolours and your photographs. Do you really go to all these fabulous pastry shops and eat all these delicasies? I have never eaten a macaroon, how good are they? A very curious and jealous Linda.

Carole Reid said...

Tough job, eating all those strawberry treats! I am so jealous!

Amy said...

So very pretty!

Such lovely things to think about while you're getting yourself into parsian street-stomping shape.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Another lovely post and paintings. The colors are yummy enough to eat. :)