Sketches From Paris: A Pope’s Installation


At Notre Dame today, a bronze statue of Pope John Paul II was placed facing the Seine. I happened to pass by as it was being lowered by crane. Then it was swaddled in a green tarp. The unveiling is next week. Watercolor over pencil in Moleskine sketchbook.

3 thoughts on “Sketches From Paris: A Pope’s Installation

  1. Jean-Louis VERDIER says:

    Hi Debby, A friend living in Paris ask me if you’re staying in Paris for some days. She ‘s working at the Hotel Dieu, just in front of Notre Dame, and was excited to know that you were so near. I must say that I would be the same if I was in Paris, but I’m living in Poitou-Charentes area. I tell you the @mail of my friend Nicole, if you get some time to meet her she’s an amateur painter, and myself, I’m a professional illustrator , and admirator of your paintings. with my sympathy, Jean-Louis verdier

    ; Le 16 oct. 2014 à 17:18, Drawing The Motmot a écrit :

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    1. zeladoniac says:

      Hi Jean-Louis- it was a short but glorious stay in Paris and I would have enjoyed meeting Nicole, and you, too. We’ll be back someday- especially after a little tutoring in French. My apologies to all Parisians who endured my stumbling attempts in that lovely language.

  2. hmunro says:

    I adore your sketches, but this one is especially wonderful — so much so that I think seeing the moment through your eyes is probably better than actually having been there! Beautifully done, Debby.

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