Friday, December 19, 2014

Col fraise

     Col fraise , huile 10x10cm, 

   All those little things I found in flea markets make my desk look like a cabinet de curiosit├ęs

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.

My settings:

    Benjamin Constant "prisonniers marocains"1875 (detail)

   Benjamin Constant (detail)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Leg study

Leg study in oil 10x7,5 in

Still cats ....

My two cats, allways so inspiring

    Last three daily paintings together

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cats ( Steinlen approach)

When I saw my two cats holding this pose yesterday ,it really reminded me Steinlen's paintings. You see with my reference picture how much I simplified the subject

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sun goddess

A nice little study of a statuette nearly real size. It actually appears to me being a sun goddess when I finish the painting. I think I 'll keep the subject for a finer work

   Oil on canvas paper 5x5 in

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Wakouwa are small wooden articulated toys. They move when one press underneath. I have a few of them which I have found here and there on bric a brac shops. Here the first two. more to come!

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 28, 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

In the waves

    Petit baigneur 10x10cm

    Running in the waves 15x15cm

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sketchbook on holiday

I spent a few days in the countryside and did a few sketches of animals and landscape

Friday, September 12, 2014

Plein air in the cemetery

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 Berg├Ęs.
Bottom picture shows how I settled a sunshade on my bike to shade my painting

Monday, September 8, 2014