« Have You Googled Your Name Lately? | Main | La Seine, Paris V, French Landscape Painting »

Springtime in Paris, Paris Café Painting

Paris Café LX
Paris Café LX

"With so many trees in the city, you could see the spring coming each day until a night of warm wind would bring it suddenly in one morning...

Sometimes the heavy cold rains would beat it back so that it would seem that it would never come and that you were losing a season out of your life.  This was the only truly sad time in Paris because it was unnatural...

You expected to be sad in the fall.  Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light...

But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen.  When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person had died for no reason...

In those days, though, the spring always came finally but it was frightening that it had nearly failed."

― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Paris Café LX

Click here for an enlarged view of this painting.

Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 21.5 x 12 inches (54.5 x 31 cm)

Frame/Mat: No

Purchase: Sold

- Join me on Facebook and follow my blog on NetworkedBlogs.

- Follow me on Google+.
- Visit my gallery at Daily Paintworks.
- Follow me on Twitter
- FASO Artist Websites - Easy, Professional Art Websites for Artists who Sell

Topics: Cafés & Restaurants | French Landscapes | Paris Café | Paris France | Poems/Quotes | Sold Works 



* indicates a required field

Remember Your Info

Check this box if you want email updates when people comment on this post