this painting...such as it is........this is what happens when you go out for mexican food and have a swimming pool sized margarita.....here i sit at 4:30 am trying to get my daily painting up. makes no sense...but there it is.
as i research paris for things to paint i realize they have a lot of carousels and amusement park features. when i think of paris i think of the heavy, bulky architecture as in the hotel deville, or the bridges over the seine or boulevards cut out of the cement city in a kind of snail pattern....i don't think of carousels first off. or a ferriswheels for that matter.i will make a point of visiting these things of joyful amusement, past-times, curiosities...imagine your city having several carousels sprinkled here and there, one more ornate than the last. sure, we have parks in our cities with beautiful trees, grass, benches, swing-sets.......but how about a ferriswheel or carousel right in front of a department store or hotel? or an ice rink for the public to use?
maybe its just my city. i know chicago has its (the original) ferriswheel and london theirs. its not the same as it is in paris though-where it seems the amusements are seamlessly part of the city as natural as sidewalks.
we will be staying near the moulin rouge - that's a whole other kind of amusement...still, its so classy, unlike a seedy downtown district.
i'm just musing at now 4:40 a.m.
ok back to bed for me.