Monday, April 11, 2011

Clouds Over Paris, 8x8 Inches, Acrylic

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Maybe it's because someone I know is in Paris right now, and another blogger 'friend' who blogs about Paris is on her way(fabulous blog, check it out!), or maybe because it's "April In Paris"...  I have a longing to go.  For our 30th Anniversary my husband and I went to Paris and Madrid - a trip of a lifetime, I tell you!  OK, he actually worked most of those days, but it was an unforgettable memory nonetheless.  The art, the food, the way people took such care and pride in what they did... the clothes... well... suffice it to say I'd love to take you ALL!

This was the view if you hung over the scaffolding on our balcony and looked right.  Literally I was risking life and limb for this view... 4 floors up.   Worth it?  I'd say so!  At night, as you probably know, the Eiffel Tower is lit up, but there was no way to put a tripod on the thin air outside the balcony to take a night shot!  The values in this were extremely challenging.  Here's the photo, below .... go ahead - take a shot at it - I'll publish it on the blog if you send it along to me!

If two of these images show up - I apologize ... Blogger told me only one was there, but I see two!
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20 comments:

  1. Kelley, Beautiful painting. Really love all the colors in the sky and the way you painted the tower. Love the perspective and the way you painted the buildings and ground just loose enough to be there but keep the focus on the tower. Brillant:)

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  2. Great painting--takes me back to the one and only time I was there with my airplane crew just before 2000. We were only there for 24 hrs., but we crammed in as much sightseeing as we could. Love the pastel colors around the base of the tower.

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  3. This is beautiful~ I may just take you up this challengexo

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  4. Good one Kelley. The photo is terrific with that glorious sky. You honored the city well!

    I will be traveling there in June and hope to get lots of great photos.

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  5. Beautiful Kelley, and sold already....wow.

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  6. Congratulations on the sale, Kelley - I would guess it sold because its wonderful!

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  7. You are a crazy Woman, risking life and limb, I can just picture it, hair blowing in the wind and you screaming and laughing while crawling out on the scaffolding! Great little painting, hard to imagine you got all that in the tiny 6 x 6 inches. I agree with Kathy, the looseness of the buildings below is wonderful, and adds to the focus on the tower.

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  8. Striking Kelley! Love the loose rendering of the landscape. A place I would surely love to visit. Think I'll have a cup of tea and dream.

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  9. Oh wow to a great little painting and oh wow to a trip of a life time. Love the way you painted this!

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  10. Love, Love, Love this one!!! I've been wanting to paint the Eiffel Tower for a long time now. Just love those colors. Fabulous work, Kelley!! I also wanted to tell you I love your red daisy's. I agree with you red can be a challenge but it turned out great:)

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  11. Beautiful, Kelley! The sky is exceptional! Do you know how I can post this specific post to my French Belles' blog? It would be nice to list French landscapes by blogger friends!

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  12. Awesome piece Kelley...and I might just take you up on the challenge..thanks for being generous with your reference!

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  13. My first thought was......sold.
    It's great and the genius is in the foreground ;}

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  14. You handled this image of Paris really beautifully Kelley, no surprise it sold, congratulations!!

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  15. Ok, I'm down for it!

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  16. What a challenging subjecdt! You did an amazing job! Just gorgeous!

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  17. You did a lovely job on the painting. I was just in Paris last week and painted the Eiffel Tower too, but it's a different view. Didn't have to hang off a balcony, thank goodness! :) I think we must have been there at the same time!
    Joan

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