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Paris Art + Your Travel Memento

Sophia Khan

Work in progress watercolor of Saint-Chapelle, Paris. copyright © Sophia Khan

Work in progress watercolor of Saint-Chapelle, Paris. copyright © Sophia Khan

The above work in progress watercolor is of the beautiful royal Saint-Chapelle in Paris, situation on the ile de la cite, not too far from the Cathedral of Notre Dame. This Gothic style chapel has a series of stunning stained glass windows, all depicted biblical themes, and meant to be read sequentially as a story.

One of the joys of traveling alone is that one can do exactly what one wishes, without having to worry about boring a fellow traveler. One such thing that I did, was return to this lovely chapel after having my lunch, so that I can take another look at a space I was in awe of.....This watercolor, of the exterior, is being painted with colors partly inspired by the vibrancy of those stained glass windows. It may be close to complete, as I often say that a watercolor for me is just as much about what is said as it is about what is left unsaid....

On another note, I wanted to share that I will be opening up my studio doors, to take on a limited number of commissions for the upcoming holidays. :~) These custom watercolors, which are Fine Art Travel Mementos, are perfect to gift a loved one for whom travel holds a special place in their heart and life. Current pricing begins at $470 for an 8" x 10". More info can be seen by clicking on the image below:

Cordoba Commission

Sophia Khan

cordoba mosque preliminary watercolor sketch II copyright sophia khan.jpg

Above: Preliminary watercolor sketch of a dome in the Cordoba Mosque 

Some time ago, I received a small commission through a silent auction I had donated my painting services to.  The donor wanted a watercolor based on a photograph she had taken several years ago during a trip to Spain.  The site was the Mezquita in Cordoba, Andalusia. 

I enjoyed the beginning stages of preparing a small preliminary sketch, shown above, before I started working on the final piece.  Diving into a new subject and experimenting with various color schemes and compositions was all part of the fun and process of working on this watercolor.