Along the Seine, Pont Alexandre III
Painting classic French architecture
This was the scene during an April trip to Paris. It had rained all day which didn't stop me from walking the streets. Late in the day, the rain finally broke and revealed this scene. The lower sun, clouded sky just starting to open up and the wet streets created an amazing array of colors and textures.
The columns featuring the winged horses are located at both ends of the Pont Alexandre III bridge, widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in Paris.
A very special thanks to Kimberly Saunders who took the extra time to photograph what turned out to be a very difficult painting to capture with all of its varying textures and paint surface reflections.
(c) Patrick Saunders Fine Arts