Montmartre

Montmartre is one of the most magical areas of Paris.  Located in the 18th arrondissement, it is home to the Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur which sits on the highest point in Paris, and was the center of the Belle Epoque.  Near the end of the 19th century, many artists like Degas, Renoir and Picasso had studios in Montmartre.  It is still very much an artists’ quarter.  If you have a chance to visit, make sure you sit for your portrait there in the square.

Montmartre, glazed on Wayfarer

This color is inspired by one of my favorite museums in Montmartre, the Salvador Dali museum.  Dali claimed that his favorite color was Naples yellow, “…because it’s the color of proteins as well as the dominant color in certain chemical mixtures of cardinal importance for painting.”

Montmartre – marbled on Arcadia fingering

The marbled version of the Montmartre color set is inspired by Dali’s painting, Alice in Wonderland.