Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

nude painting sketch

From Bonnard's picture "Marthe debout au soleil" ( Marthe standing in the sun) 1900

    Oil painting on paper 6x9in

    Bonnard's picture of Marthe

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunset oil painting sketch

18h30 in my kitchen cooking dinner. Nice and warm for the season,  the door overlooking the balcony is open. And then I saw this blue green sky that was so appealing. So I rushed with my painting box on the balcony, the sun left me no more than 20mn, colors where changing quickly and I nearly ended painting in the dark. I like the energy of this sketch and the atmosphere which is faithful to my first feeling of the scene, even  my dinner was not (completely) burnt

     Kitchen view at sunset , oil on paper, 10x6.5 in

Friday, November 8, 2013

Nude painting sketch

Another nude portrait of Marthe by Bonnard which inspired me

    Oil on canvas paper 14x20cm

  "Marthe de profil tenant sa chemise de nuit"1900

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Same book different approach. Monoprinting  with aquaforte ink and an etching press

Model undressing by Bonnard

Monoprint on chine collé 30x40cm

Marthe au tub by Bonnard

Monoprint on chine colle 30x40cm

Louise Halevy by Degas
Monoprint on chine colle 20x20cm

Marthe by Bonnard

Monoprint on chine colle 20x25cm

Friday, November 1, 2013

Degas Bonnard Vuillard photographes

I borrowed from the library this book on  three great artists I admire, Degas, Bonnard and Vuillard.  It's not about their paintings but photographs they took. it reveals how much an artist's look is at least as much important as his technic, if not more. I found especially Bonnard's pictures of Marthe very inspiring for little sketches, there is so much emotion and sensibility already there in his picture