The Butler Takes the Metro

8:36 PM

I wanted to make sure that I knew my way back to the Metro (Paris' Rapid Transit System), so I asked the waiter for directions. Lucky for me he spoke far better English than I do French! I have been enchanted with the Metro signs all over the city - many have an Art Nouveau style. This was the first one I've sketched but probably not the last. I added the background to the waiter and the sign back in my imaginary* hotel room. Again, about 15 minutes, start to finish.

I added the sign to the page with the waiter because neither image is or was a complete painting. They're both little vignettes of things I see that delight me while I make my way around the city. I neglected to mention in yesterday's post that the only brush I'm using is a waterbrush - it is a brush tip attached to a water reservoir which is also the handle. These brushes are marvelous for painting on location as it eliminates the need for a water source, but you do need extra paper towels!

I'm sure there will be more of these little scenes I'll want to add (to the upper left) as I find them, and of course, the fing is half the fun!

*This sketch is in preparation for An Imaginary Trip to Paris starting September 21st which will be a sketching and painting holiday for those who join me! (I'm not really in Paris, darn it!) More information coming very soon.

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