November 11, 2016

Moleskine pages from the Louvre...





I needed a change today, also felt the urgence to start drawing again to get happier. It works actually! I feel the need to draw seriously and more regularly since a while now. The subtilities or expressional  strength only come with work and practice. When you draw less, or go back to it after a break, it's like picking up a physical exercice. You suffer.


November 03, 2016

"Still life with apples and rowanberries"...



A still life study with my students. After having studied apples alone in the beginning of the term, this time branches with leaves were added to start thinking about the surroundings of the subject. This is easier to do when there is something to play with, like leaves and branches. But it's still not so easy in the beginning. You can make soft leaves, sharp leaves, dark or light leaves, positive or negative leaves to create interest and atmosphere. To think and see negative and positive shapes is important and it becomes an habit with practice. From that point on you are able to see "the whole" and not only isolated objects.


October 29, 2016

Exposition

J'ai le grand plaisir et l'honneur de participer au 3ème Salon d'automne de Courtry :

October 28, 2016

Two still lifes...




These two watercolors are part of a group of still life paintings I've been working on lately.
(They are two big to scan and get good quality image, paper is white on the originals)

October 21, 2016

"Roses in the morning I"...



Some paintings we just have to do, for the experience of it. It might be some idea, old or new, that has to be explored. A step we have to take, an impression we have that we must go through it. This might lead to new discoveries, new lines to follow or only the conclusion that this was entertaining to do but the result is maybe not for me. It could be worth another try or maybe not.