Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Gerard Mulot!

Patissiere Gerard Mulot has a thing for hot pink.

Photo courtesy of Sous Les Pixels La Plage
So many hot pink pastry boxes and bags...

I saved this Mulot pink box long ago.


I even made a 3" mini version en homage.

BEAR found my pink pastry box in pieces and decided he MUST put it back together

Et voila!
BEAR to the rescue again - he put it together with spit and polish so I could then paint it.

Gerard Mulot Pink Pastry box, watercolor on Etsy, 9" x 11"
My next project is to figure out

How to paint these pleated papers the pastries are sitting on called "Les caissettes plissées."

Of course I saved a few amidst my other Paris trash.

But they're flattened out and useless

BEAR has made it his mission to figure out how to paint these pleated papers. I'm waiting with baited breath for the answer


Justine said...

BEAR is such a wonderful little helper at this time while you're incapacitated.
Lucky you!
Get well soon
Love all the new paintings.

Me said...

... just watched an origami film on PBS - they could help Bear.

Hope you are feeling better.

robinita said...

Clever bear!
Mulot pink box looks a lot like Pantone 18-2120 ~ color of 2011: Honeysuckle. Ahead of the curve!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Robinita- Mulot is ahead of the PINK curve! YAY

Origami for BEAR - what a wonderful idea!

cocoa and coconut said...

Good luck with your next project - I'm sure you'll figure it out Carol!

Virginia said...

Miam, miam. J'adore Gerard!

Anonymous said...

The pleated papers for pastries are called "caissettes plissées."


Patricia H

Jenny said...

I feel so sad. I have never had any Gerard Mulot delicacy(sp)...AGAIN, Carol, it goes on the list. Possibly the French call them "le pleated papier",,,yeah, I am just kidding of course. I never thought through the fact before, that you must have to see the images in shades of color for shape and depth....what skills it certainly requires to translate the vividly delicious to watercolor...you go Carol!

Nikon said...

The opening shot is perfect!
So are your watercolors......and that pink packaging...
Bear is priceless :)
I hope that you are improving!

Parisbreakfasts said...

"caissettes plissées"
Now I know what to ask for in F.SIMON, MORA or G.DETOU - the pastry suppliers OF Paris...


your blog large inspiration for me!!!

Paris Pâtisseries said...

Mulot does indeed have a thing for pink. Nice pastries in his shop, and I love his baguettes! He's always my go-to guy for a baguette tradition.

wternay@comcast.net said...

Carol, Jenny mentioned having to "see in shades of color for shape and depth." She's very close, but at the risk of being presumptuous, it's first of all "shades of VALUE to then see (and depict) the shapes and depth. So, I suggest first of all painting the primary "cast" shadows, then tackle the value of the pleats
within and out of those cast shadows.
Sorry; it's the teacher in me.
Happy painting!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

BEar is really pulling his weight! Does he also eat his weight????

Bronwyn said...

Mmmm, all of those raspberries look delicious!


Janice Cartier said...

"Les caissettes plissées" for you:
:D I am drooling over your tartes!!!

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Fun, fun, fun - I still crave the fabulous macarons from Laduree! Beautiful photos - good luck with your project:)

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