Sunday, December 20, 2009

Going to the Flower Market



One thing I missed from home while I've been traveling is going to the Farmer's Market. So I was thrilled when Laure said we would be visiting the Flower Market today.  I was amazed when we got there -- there were flowers going every direction in every color imaginable. I certainly felt like a child in a candy store and I was not quite sure what the 'best' thing was to pick to remember the visit. In addition to all the colors the market had a wonderful scent from all of the flowers.

After looking all over the market I settled for a single sunflower. After all sunflowers remind me of photos of the Tour de France when the cyclists ride through a field of sunflowers. Also, my brother Jim was nice enough to give me a bouquet of sunflowers for my birthday and to wish me Bon Voyage just before I embarked on this adventure. I hope I'll remember all the scents as well as the colors of the flower market when I look back at my journal when I return home! 


<<< from my continuing adventures in Laure Ferlita's An Imaginary Trip to Paris class >>>


6 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful flower market, Claire. I love the way you've been painting sans pre-paint pencil work. Such a lovely feel to the pieces.

Jolene said...

Very cute... Looks like your having fun with this class, lots of fun paintings!

Kelly said...

...I love this painting, and it was one of my favorite assignments in the class!! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday! Are you going to take the beach class? i'm signed up for it!

Claire M said...

Actually, this image (and most of mine) has pencil underneath. There were only 3 pages in the class that I did without pencil or pen.

Kelly - yes I've signed up for the Beach class. I figure that it will be a sure way to bring some sunshine to our days in winter!!

Margaret Ann said...

I have so thoroughly enjoyed dropping in on you here and there as your "Paris adventure" continues... I especially enjoy this little piece...It speaks to all the senses...So bright and joyful and filled with lovely fragrance! Ahhhh!

Scrappy Cat said...

What a wonderful little sketch Claire - and I'm really glad to see that you're taking the Beach class too - I'll see you there!