June 10, 2016

June 02, 2016

"White iris"...



Painting sold during my last exposition on Paris. The colors here can not compete with the original ones, only gives an idea. This is an iris I found in the botanical garden of Madrid during my stay there before going to Tolède. I did a stop there to see exposition with Andrew Wyeth and the Spanish Realists. Wonderful to see and the way I like to travel. 

May 24, 2016

Thank you!!!

This week-end's Exposition with Isabelle Crocket, Jérémy Soheylian, Marc Folly and me is over and I feel overwhelmed with all the attention we got. So much in two days!!  Shared gestures, words, affection, generosity, admiration, curiosity, honesty, complicity, friendship, partnership... and new homes for our paintings!
Thank you Marc, Isabelle, Jérémy for inviting me in this adventure. Thank you Florence for hosting us. Thank you to all those who wanted to hang one of my and the other artist's paintings in their home. The look in their eyes warm my hart and will give me a good reason to continue.
Hopefully there will be a new one soon again!













May 19, 2016

Exposition d'aquarelle à Paris...




Un petit rappel pour ceux qui ont oublié de noter l'évènement ce week-end, 
nous serions heureux de partager ce moment avec vous :

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May 16, 2016

Painting on site today...





Was lucky today; got out of town and the sun was at the "rendez-vous", although cloudier and a bit cold at the end. As soon as the sun comes out behind the clouds the whole scenery starts to "sing". Fields start to glow. Changes can be nice, you get several landscapes in one (!), but confusing. When light is attractive you better observe and registrer a maximum in your mind, as it won't last long. You can do the drawing and composition without light, as soon you see what you where waiting for you paint. I take it as an exercise, putting down on paper what I see and "read" as fast and concentrated I can in the circumstances. I have no other plans than just try to paint what I see. I could have changed site to paint, this time I only turned my head or chair a bit. 
Painting from life; IS life! No matter what result, the experience is a delight for the soul and the eyes. 





May 09, 2016

Small sketch from the Louvre...



I'm sorry not to be able to come up with bigger and greater things lately and right now. I have "buns in the oven" if I can call it that, and it takes all my time. I hope from next week on, when my coming exposition here in Paris is over, I'll be able to come up with more.