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Sketch of Paris

I'm still jetlagged as I post this sketch...
I just got back last night after an amazing two week jaunt around France and Spain...
My beautiful wife and I went for the Out of Picture 2 gallery opening at Galerie Arludik, a place that embraces artwork for film and comics. Being with friends and artistic collaborators in one of the world's most beautiful cities for this was beyond words. Jean Jacques and Dianne were incredible hosts and friends, and much fun was had. They are incredibly enthusiastic about the art we do for movies and books, and the welcome we felt in Paris was as genuine as it comes. We also caught up with co-conspirators Gerald, who many of you know as the co-creator of Sketch Travel (and who also braved an outing despite a bad flu) and his wonderful wife, Sophie.

I did this gouache sketch in a little Moleskin watercolor pad from our hotel window, using a tiny (007 style) Windsor Newton watercolor kit with a folding palette.
Dice had turned me on to some great water-reservoir brushes which made it easy to wash the brushes and wet the paper without too much hassle. Thanks, Dice...you were there in spirit, man!

It was right at sunset and the colors changed quickly, so I decided on a small vertical sketch. The charm of the shape of the buildings and chimneys in the neighborhood that we stayed in was incredible. (Hopefully that's conveyed in the study.)
There wasn't much time for other sketches, although I love the medium, and this sketch got the fires burning again.
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September 17, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Love the shadows. Very cool piece Nash!    

September 18, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Sweet sketch Nash. Love the layout too    

September 19, 2009 at 11:18 PM

THIS.... IS..... FREAKIN BEAUTIFUL!!!! NASH I MISS YOU!!!!!!! There is so much character in this sketch! Looking forward to the next phenomenal post!


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September 20, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Wow Nash, honor is ours, I wish we could have spent more time all together my friend. Your painting is so Paris ! you caught the light and colors so well. Congrats !
Take care and a special kiss to J.
Hope to see next december !    

September 29, 2009 at 2:46 AM

WOW , really nice!
I am really happy to met you at Arludik!it was a pleasure!
Hope to see you soon you and your wife.    

October 4, 2009 at 2:08 PM

It's incredible how one little sketch can light the fire again. I'm really digging the rooftop too.    

October 7, 2009 at 11:06 PM

sweet stuff Nash...sounds like a great trip!    

November 24, 2009 at 4:51 AM

hey nash! i wanted to give you a link to the short i just scored, but i've misplaced your email address. feel free to delete this comment! here it is: http://www.vimeo.com/6112218 -dave mh    

February 17, 2010 at 4:12 AM

Great, beautiful sense of light    

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