Saturday, December 28, 2013

Pastel painting tuscany

Here is a little pastel painting after an oil sketch done in tuscany this summer. Nice moment to remenber when it's cold and raining outside.  I remenber the song of cicadas, I remenber how dry was the grass, yellow orange and so luminous , the distant hills and the light on the olive trees.

     Pastel on gesso paper 20x20cm


Friday, December 27, 2013

Pastel painting box

I haven't done pastel for a long time.  I organized a great box with cardboard compartment for all the pastels I collected over the years. It's just a pleasure to look at these colors in the box! I've made two floors, one on each side when the box is open,  one over the other when I close the box.






Monday, December 23, 2013

Mural on location

The mural is now over, here are a few picture of the painting on location. Working with a tv in the middle of the wall was weird but I had no choice!

Beginning of the process

Finished painting






Friday, December 20, 2013

Mural painting, animals

Some more animals to be included in the mural. Each if them will be finalized on location to be harmonized to the whole




    Chardonneret after Fabritius








Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mural painting continued

A new element for the mural. My own cat as a model, she looks proud of it actually



I've cut along the edges and fixed it on my wall for a try, I like the effect







Friday, December 13, 2013

Mural painting, second session

I worked a little bit more on the landscape today
No time today for the blue door unfortunately


My cat passing by...uh uh good dog...

Just for fun, here is my other cat who really needs a hug, but I'm not available





Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mural painting in progress

I've been comissioned a mural for an hospital with two main instructions : bright colors  (not my cup of tea usually....), animals (nice subject)
Because it's not close from home (2 hours drive is an huge distance for my european way of life!) and for my planning convenience I decided to make some part of the mural on canvas. Some part will be done on location
I paint flat on the floor in acrylics

    Small scale model of the whole mural presented to my client 
    After discussion we'll finally not have this strawberry color


    Here is my first day painting at home

    






Friday, December 6, 2013

Toulouse sketches

A few places from my neibourghood. Spots that make me feel like painting every time I see them.  They all have an emotional impact on me


A cold morning
The house with the perfect artist studio huge windows on the first floor



A nice sunny afternoon
It is so usual that this kind of little houses are destroyed and replaced by ugly modern block of flats. So sad