Sunday, 22 January 2012

Parisian vert, orange et gris

I love the Parisian green of chestnut leaves and the chalky verdantique and verdigris on Paris' sculptures and monuments.

Rusty gold/orange/bronze and gunmetal grey (and all the variations in between) can be seen on the architecture of Paris.

These are the colours that I seem to be drawn to subconsciously.

I prefer these colours when printing too (they just seem to suit my work).  I've decided to keep 'colour boards/journals' when I get to Paris - I think they'll be useful resources for ongoing inspiration.

Here are my favourites in all their variations - Parisian vert, orange et gris.

La Couleur Vert
Chestnut branches outside our apartment window

The tranquil garden at the Musee Rodin

Rodin's verdigris lovers outside Musee de L'Orangerie

Living botanical wall at the Musee de Quai Branly
La Couleur Orange

Modgliani's orange flesh tones at the Musee de L'Orangerie

The polished and gleaming orange tones of the Musee Nissim Comondo
Apricot peony from the rue Cler flower market
Miro's vert, orange et rouge

The elegant Art Nouveau wrought iron at the Grand Palais

La Couleur Gris
I love walking through here - the Buren Columns in the main courtyard of the Palais Royal.

A beautiful example of trompe l'oeil in the 7th arrondissement

Mon appartement???? I wish!

Gris et verdigris at Musee Cognacq-Jay
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  1. Beautiful! I love the things you have captured with your camera.

  2. Thanks Debra.....I had fun remembering all those beautiful places when I did this post. I know I should be packing for our big trip....will get into it soon (seriously).

  3. Beautiful examples for inspiration Robyn! I feel that you are taking me to France everyday. Keep up your fantastic blog! Jude

  4. I love hearing that feedback Jude. It's a pleasure sharing this blog with everyone. A bientot, Robyn

  5. Amazing! Gorgeous! I love your shots!

  6. Hi Paris Apartment. Thanks for leaving your lovely comment on my blog. You're giving me great tips for my 'paris apartment' too. Only 9 weeks before I jet into Paris....can't wait.

  7. What a unique and oh so true post. These images are beautiful, and I also love that verdigris color of all of the weathered statues in Paris...Of course, everything in Paris enamours me!


  8. Mandy thanks for that lovely comment. Paris - it's a smorgasbord of gorgeousness isn't it? Love your blog by the way!