This is a painting of the view from my hotel window in the Marais district in Paris. I loved the bright colors and was particularly attracted to the figure of the child and his nurse. He seemed to be pointing to the TABAC store which sells not only tobacco products but sweets and newspapers.
The restaurant next to it serves not only regular fare but Middle Eastern entrees. I ate there several times.
But basically I just love to people watch from my hotel room. Early in the morning, the green men (street sweepers in green uniforms) are out cleaning the streets while the shopkeepers spray down the sidewalks, preparing for the day ahead.
Click on the images for a closer view. Painted in acrylic with impasto style on a canvas toned with green. I thought it would balance all the blues and purples but it was a bit difficult to work with.