Alla Prima

From Wikipedia:

Wet-on-wet, or alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), direct painting or au premier coup, is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. Used mostly in oil painting, the technique requires a fast way of working, because the work has to be finished before the first layers have dried.

La porte de Mme Dubreuil

Above the door the sign reads: DUBREUIL MD TAILLEUR The rest of the front of the building is in the same gorgeous state of disrepair.  I imagine that once, local ladies would leave their children on these steps while they went in for fittings.  Emerging later clutching their new garments carefully crafted by Madamme Dubreuil. Now, the window frames are bleached bare […]