September 25, 2014

Good habits...



The beginning of the year (which is september for my students) is the perfect moment to recommend good habits in watercolor class. It could be to take the time to plan what to paint, with value sketches in pencil, trying out different compositions of the subject. A little bigger monochrome watercolor sketch of the most attractive composition is a good way to confirm the choice or maybe modify it, if needed. But also to "loosen up", gain confidence and experience, just as get used to the brushes, paint and water.


September 24, 2014

"Oldie" in my sketchbook...


Family issues makes it impossible for me to work right now, but I keep faith that it will soon be better and possible to work frequently in my studio again. I can only manage to do what's urgent and most necessary. Anyway, here is an "oldie" from my sketchbook meanwhile... I think the summer light in the sketch matches the date it's made quite well.

September 08, 2014

Watercolor course...

Watercolor courses are starting monday 15th of september, at "l'Atelier du Passage" in Paris: http://www.atelier-passage.com/cours.php
ATTENTION! Only 1 place left!


Les cours d'aquarelle commencent lundi 15 septembre, à «l'Atelier du Passage" à Paris: http://www.atelier-passage.com/cours.php
ATTENTION ! Seulement 1 place disponible ! 








Reproductions for sale...



A new sale right now on One Kings Lane's website, with reproductions of my figures in watercolor. Sale is on for another week. You are welcome to take a look here: https://www.onekingslane.com/sales/42604?utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=61470&utm_content=9/8/2014.10081272.am&utm_term=New_Sales.Image.6.42604


September 05, 2014

Afternoon at the Louvre...




Needed to see some art today. Decided to go to the Louvre, even though I know I won't find the kind of paintings I would like to study (for example M.Borremans' art). My daughter came along and we ended up drawing sculptures. She's getting really good at drawing!
Nice week-end to you all!

September 03, 2014

My (forever) glass and water studies...

My (forever) glass and water studies; in my sketchbook...


and on Canson paper (Moulin du Roy)... 
But as usual I prefer what seems to be watercolor papers that are less adapted, simpler or cheaper  than most of watercolor papers made for that purpose. 

For an other example I also paint my figure paintings on some drawing papers (Sennelier) and washes react lovely just as the colors which stays vivid and transparent. They do that when the pigments dries on the surface instead of being absorbed into the paper.