It’s been a busy time here, and so this post is happening just as I’m heading to sleep. For today’s doodlewash, I managed a quick little sketch of our lunch, which consisted of food from the local grocery. What always amazes me here is that most of the food from the grocery store is still rather elevated compared to food in the States. Sure, there’s the usual brands of junk food imported from across the pond, but you’ll also find wonderful things like this tarte au poulet. This was a hasty doodlewash, so I’m not entirely sure you can tell what this is, but hopefully it looks rather like food. Each time I’m here, I long for food like this when I return and can never find it. Even the best alternatives come at an exorbitant price. So one of my favorite parts of visiting Paris are the trips to the grocery each day. I’ve made a mental note of everything I want to try before I leave, but sadly, I’ll probably not make it around to trying all the wonderful things I’ve spotted. 

Since it’s after midnight here and I’m extremely tired, I’ll keep this post short, but I wanted to pop in to make another post. Today, I did manage to find my way to an art store to swap out some of my Sennelier half pan paints. Most notably, I had to get my Quinacridone Gold back into my palette. It’s equally possible I may have discovered a very inexpensively priced Lamy Al Star limited edition pen that I just had to have. So, it was pretty much a fabulous day that ended with more wonderful time with family. I’m not rushing around to see all of the tourist sites this trip, but instead, just relaxing and enjoying the moment. So, apologies that you’re getting doodlewashes of food, but that’s the main attraction at the moment until we find our way to Disneyland next week. I don’t like the area around the Eiffel Tower as it’s too touristy and makes me anxious. Instead, you’ll find me shopping at Picard and Monoprix, searching for that next wonderful taste of Paris I’ll only have the chance to experience right now.

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 Day 27 #WorldWatercolorGroup Repas de Supermarche Food from the supermarket in Paris
Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

35 replies on “Repas Des Supermarchés

  1. Ah Ah ! In a certain way, it’s “exotic” food for you, so of course you have to draw and paint it ! I must try the “tarte au poulet” I have a Monoprix near me ! ;))) I like this grocery too ! Happy Wednesday !!

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  2. Great that you just about fitted in a post, well done. A new lamy pen, woop woop, I had a peak at the new LX edition pens yesterday gorgeous, I especially love the rose gold, and they have a new special nib, really want one, I am so pleased you introduced me to them, your al star! 😂😂😂

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  3. The food sounds amazing Charlie, so I don’t blame you for wanting to do your doodlewash of it! Thanks for keeping us posted about your comings and goins. I really appreciate that you are taking time out of your vacation to do that for us.

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    1. Awww thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 It’s a bit of a habit to sketch and paint something each day, so I figure I can just take a little time before bed to make a little post to go with it. Hoping to get out and sketch a bit more, but not sure what day I’ll have more time yet.


  4. The tarte and cutlery look equally good and delicious. I’m sure Philippe is making a list of all the foods you are enjoying this trip so he can prepare them at home! You want some more Paris food treats ideas, visit Paris Breakfasts on Blogger. American Carol knows Paris like the back of her hand. Introduce yourself, she’ll invite you round. I’m sure she’ll like you; you have lots in common. 👌

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