The Parisian is an 18x14 oil by Shirley Fachilla.
I thought of many possible titles for this canvas. But I finally settled on the straightforward. We were in
; he was in Paris , specifically on a Paris Paris street corner in an elegant part of town. It was apparent that he was waiting on someone; and it was equally apparent that he was a resident of the city, not a tourist like us.
He was so beautiful. He might have stepped out of a Renaissance painting… after borrowing an overcoat and muffler to hide his wings.
We were inside at a restaurant; he was just outside the window. I took so many photos he noticed. He noticed and didn’t like it. He frowned; I gave a Gallic shrug and put on an “I’m sorry” expression. He paused, returned the shrug and then turned to wait some more.