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Presque Le Soir

The view of Pont d’Arcole and Ile de la Cite from the bateaux mouches.

This evening scene has been on my drawing/painting surface since my 2017 trip to Paris last summer. I just never really knew how to approach it, with the heavily-silhouetted bridge taking up too much of the composition. That is, however, until I had a few panorama-sized sheets of Arches left over from larger paintings, and the shape inspired me to find a way to work it all into a painting. I’ve continued to explore the late-day darkness and shadows with this watercolor and found plenty of ways to introduce ambiguity within the details and amplify the late-day light found in summer in Paris.

September 2018
Watercolor
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 21.5″ x 6.5″

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This entry was published on September 25, 2018 at 2:47 pm. It’s filed under Home, landscape, Summer, watercolor and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Presque Le Soir

  1. I love this piece, Joy.

  2. Wow! Love, love, love this! I love the composition and the light on the buildings in the background. So nice!

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