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Paris from High

28 January 2008

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I imagine a drizzly spring afternoon in Paris circa 1934. She’s a movie star or maybe a dancer. Something glamorous. Although naked, her lazily draped cloak gives a bit of warmth. She is not unhappy as the hurried boulevard beneath provides solace. The terrace of the grand hotel is aged; the wrought iron rusted.
No matter, she is beautiful and a dancer, or maybe a movie star. Something glamorous.

Painted with gouache on a very cold day in NE Portland, Oregon.

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  1. January 30, 2008

    If you look at the picture for a few seconds, the cloak seems to move in the breeze. Fabulously graphic and beautifully done.

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