Tarte Aux Framboises

Day 26 - #WorldWatercolorGroup Tarte Aux Framboises Desserts Pastry Paris France Raspberry Tart

After a long and exhausting day of travel, I’m now finally back home from Paris. Today’s prompt was “fruit pies” yet I opted for a quick doodlewash of a fruit-topped French pastry instead. I love these, but I always resist the urge to eat one each day that I’m in France. Since they’re so pretty, I’m mostly content to simply look at them through the window as I pass by. And looking is blissfully calorie-free, as is a watercolor version, so that works out much better for my waistline. It was a lovely trip, but it’s so great to be back home once again! I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely weekend!

Though none of my posts are planned and I generally paint and write about whatever comes to mind in the moment, it’s extra difficult on a travel day like this.  I’m so tired. I can’t really complete a thought, and I’m mostly just looking forward to a good night’s sleep back in my own bed. The evening is long because it’s an attempt to stay up until 4am Paris time to get back on the right schedule. And there’s always a bit of a transition. We’re back home, yet it feels like a piece of our heart stayed back in Paris.

Tomorrow, I hope we’ll feel energized and motivated enough to put up a Christmas tree. If we miss this window of time it will have to happen in another two weeks after we’re back from visiting my family in Texas. But like a little kid, I just love seeing our tree lighting up the corner of our home and want to see it up as long as humanly possible. Not so long that the neighbors start to fear for our health, of course, but a little more than a month so we can get the maximum enjoyment. This is my favorite time of year coming up next, so I really just can’t wait to get the end of the year holiday season started!!

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Sennelier L’Aquarelle:  Sennelier Red, Quincridone Gold, and Ultramarine Deep. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon with black ink in a little red cloth hardbound l’aquarelle journal I found in a Paris shop.
 Day 26 - #WorldWatercolorGroup Tarte Aux Framboises Desserts Pastry Paris France Raspberry Tart
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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! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!
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22 Comments
  1. naszemiszmasze 7 months ago

    Beautiful drawing… I’m impressed

  2. Jacob 7 months ago

    Welcome back, for now at least! Ha, my eye thought this was a crown at first. Well, it does look royally tasty, I suppose 😉 I don’t know how you manage to resist – well done on both counts!

    I’m sure doing the tree will perk you up, won’t it? It’s Christmassy after all!

    • Author

      Thanks, Jacob!! 😃Yeah, I show true resolve while in Paris just passing these tasty delights each day without indulging. Hehe But when I do indulge, it’s soooo good! And yay to Christmasy things…they always make me happy!!!

  3. Jenn 7 months ago

    Your so talented! Love to see your work!

  4. Laura (PA Pict) 7 months ago

    That looks mouth-wateringly delicious. Well done for resisting temptation as I’m sure I could not.

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Laura! 😃💕 Yeah, it’s truly tough to resist these temptations, but they are pretty to look at!

  5. Snehal Kank 7 months ago

    Wonderful 💜💕

  6. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 7 months ago

    This looks so delicious – your painting is mouth watering and now I’m hungry.
    Glad you’re home and I hope your family in France is well.
    To Texas soon, right?

    • Author

      Thanks, Sharon!! 😃💕Yep, just home for a few days and then off to Texas on Friday. Always wonderful to see family but will be nice to be home for awhile!!

  7. A very impressive painting, every little detail, with a little sugar glaze, oh yum! 😀

    • Author

      Awww thanks, Rebecca!! 😃💕 For recognizing the sugar glaze…hehe…wasn’t sure if I was getting that across with this one. 😊

  8. snigdhadotcom 7 months ago

    Again..A wonderful work charlie…. And welcome back..♡

  9. Tom Merriman 7 months ago

    Your painting looks totally delicious, Charlie. I hope you’ve had a good sleep now that you’re home… and not long now until the holiday season! 😀

  10. Watercolorsfromholland 7 months ago

    Charlie!! that looks so Tasty!!! awesome!

  11. Teri C 7 months ago

    Love love love this. Looks so yummy.

    • Author

      Thanks, Teri!! 😃💕 So glad you loved this one! I wish I had actually eaten it… hehe… but I had to show restraint! 😊

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