Friday, 22 April 2011

14 French Shops: Travail in progress















I love 'em, those French and their cheeky shops. The chocolatier Joël Durand has a shop that just reeks of class and, er, chocolate; you'd think he was part of a huge chain with all his specially printed boxes and tissue paper.

There's a universe of difference in attitude between us when it comes to service; don't ask me why, it's a bit more of a vocation with them. I'd feel quite happy going to work at the Folie Du Pain... How couldn't anyone? What a beautiful place. Full of attitude and all of it friendly.

So there's now a few more, and still I have to paint a few more. I'm making up sauces – very French – for the background colours, so I can slop them on nice and thick.

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM!

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  2. oh......these are so beautiful....

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  3. Any chance these will ever be available as prints?

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  4. Lovely! I really like the artistic quaintness of it all. :)

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  5. Grayson Dempsey5 February 2013 17:39

    Are these paintings for sale? I love them!

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  6. These are being priinted and will be available soon. They were noticed by the estimable 'Jealous Curator' who has a lovely blog. I'll keep you posted.

    Thank you all for your encouraging comments!

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  7. Hi! Is there anywhere to sign up to so we know when these prints go on sale?
    Love them! They would look awesome all framed together... on my wall. haha

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