Monday, October 18, 2010

Imaginary Trip to Paris - Eiffel Tower


Imaginary Trip to Paris - Eiffel Tower
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart

The only pencil I used on this entire page was a couple of guidelines for the title. All the rest was done with ink or paint, no pencil first.

Built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair, held to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. It was highly criticized when built, often called an eyesore, but it has become the symbol of the City of Light. It was the tallest structure in the world until 1930, when the Chrysler Building was built. It is about as tall as an 81 story building, so it can be seen from all over.

And no, I'm not really in Paris, much as I'd like to be. I'm on an Imaginary Trip with Laure Ferlita.

3 comments:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Very impressive, Cheryl! Do you work with pen and ink much? I don't do it much, but really enjoy it when I do.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Cheryl! Love your imaginary trips! Beautiful watercolor! :-)

Jacqueline said...

Bonjour! What a nice painting of La Tour Eiffel! Have fun on your trip.