It all started sitting on the Coeur Mirabeau.
Drawing the cafe's live...en plein air...in French. That's when painting come alive. You have to draw fast to capture the waiters moving around getting orders and delivering drinks. The people sitting there. Up top is where people live. The shutters are real. They are closed during the hot noon day sun.
The cafe's are on the sunny side of the street. The banks on the shady side.
This image is one of my limited-edition giclees. Many have been sold during show time.