Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cat sketches

I have two cats, together with my son they fill most pages of my sketchbooks ! Here are various sketches  My black cat, when he's sleeping, is no more than a big black shape with no apparent details. Interesting, but he jumps on my knees whenever I sit, sliping between my sketchbook and my pen, or my book and my son. My tabby has interesting lines, patterns, different colors and holds nice poses

Monday, February 18, 2013

after work

The model was a bar tender after a working day
3 hours life painting
38x32cm oil on paper

Monday, February 11, 2013

In the sofa

There are lot of wrong things in this painting, but I quite like the atmosphere. Though she looks like dreaming, there is a sort of tension in tne neck, because the position of the head was not very comfortable. With better work I think this could be a good subject

Friday, February 1, 2013

Little gouache sketch

Sketching with gouache in the botanical garden,Toulouse. The building is the old science university, a nice brick construction which is a typical material here. It gives a nice contrast between red and greens. I decided to carry a little gouache box in my bag together with my sketchbook to get the opportunity to do some plein air paintings more often and conveniently