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!