Paintings from Paris - Deux Bateaux

 
Deux Bateaux

 

"Deux Bateaux"
Paris, France
Oil
20x16"

 


Story Behind the Painting

This scene is of Paris on the Rive Droite of two boats on Le Seine. I inadvertently got my feet wet crouching in the water to take this reference photo in March of 2013. It was kind of a grey day and I was lonely traveling by myself so I guess felt drawn to the boat couple. I kept the colors to a minimal greige palette and foreground especially painterly to help convey the melancholy mood.