Col fraise , huile 10x10cm,
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Coming back from an exhibition of Benjamin Constant. He studied painting in Toulouse when he was young , before he moved to Paris. There are several of his work in Toulouse but a special and fabulous exhibition is taking place at the moment. It's focusing on his oriental paintings. I took a lot of pictures and choose a detail from " Prisonniers marocains" as a reference to paint my own moroccan slippers. It was a great help for the color scheme especially.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Hands study (washerwoman) 5x7in
I love painting hands and feet. Last picture is a recent page from my sketchbook.
This is my son's hand. He has long and thin hand and delicate gesture. I love to catch this gesture even if it's moving a lot. Sketching his hands often had profound influence on the painting above
Friday, November 21, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
This painting on canvas is a commission for a woman who wanted pink peonies, but let me decide about everything else. I could not find a bunch of real flower in november, but at least I choose a real vase, and worked part from a picture and part from two nice artificial flowers. I do not really paint flowers often but that was a nice challenge and the lady is satisfied
Friday, November 14, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
This morning I painted in an alley of Toulouse main cemetery. This was a special experience, but very pleasant. So peaceful, with an obvious touch of italian landscape. I think I'll go back there soon (to paint...) the big columns on the left happened to be the funeral monument of a famous engineer of the 19th century, Aristide Bergès.
Bottom picture shows how I settled a sunshade on my bike to shade my painting