Saturday, April 26, 2014
This is a landscape done in twice two hours painting session. I had a sketch, a reference picture but most of all personal memories as this is my childhood landscape. I started with a warm gray underpainting and wanted the light and atmosphere remain cool and still. Dominating blue green with a little red counterpoint. I 'm happy with the result faithful with my memories, especiallly distant hills and houses on the left side
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I did not have much time to paint today, so I went on my experiment with watercolor at home from a picture I took yesterday. This is another popular square in Toulouse. I decided to use watercolor nearly like gouache in the last layers, opaque and strong. Still not sure about the limited palette I'll be using outdoors
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I tried watercolor for a change. I made a really tiny box with eight half pan so I can always keep colors in my bag together with my sketchbook . The lightest plein air material ever.
Toulouse le dôme de la grave
mix as I wanted to but I like the composition
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Spring is back, a new treasure hunt season has begun! First garage sale this morning, my favorite Sunday walk. Sunny weather , a pleasant square in the city, lots of old, dusty, very cheap stuff. I bought two old printer's boxes, three ancient pots of yogurt, and the best bargain was a jar which an old lady brought back from Spain in the sixties (Toulouse is just 300km from Spain), Seems to come straight out of a Velazquez.