Sunday, March 8, 2015


And the tiny box at work for the first warming sun of the year in the public garden

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Emergency kit

KThis is a tiny watercolor box (life size) I found it on a garage sale (1€) this is a little treasure. There is a "Geo Rowney and co" inscription inside (before the company became Daler Rowney) an antiquity probably 100 years old! When I bought it all the pans were dried and black, rusted inside, with a tiny and cute good quality brush (sable hair and goose feather) . Probably some people would have kept it like this as the beautiful old antiquity it was, but it was not its destiny. I decided to give it a second life!  I removed the dried pans, cleaned the rust carefully and refilled with fresh color. I just love this little box and now allways have it in my bag next my sketchbook. It is the most little , light and handy watercolor box I have ever seen!

This is the brush I actually use. I leave the tiny brush at home it looks so precious I'd be afraid to loose it!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

House in the neighborhood

I've done this study from a picture, it's actually raining a lot these days. I 'm riding in front of this house nearly everyday. There are many beautiful houses in this street, but I really like the ones with à palm tree in the front

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fruits of the kitchen table

Back from the market, these fruits were arranged by my 7 year old son for me to paint, to be finished before lunch of course...

Sunday, March 1, 2015


January and february have been mostly occupied by the creation of three murals in a senior's residence. One was the reproduction of the main place of the local town, the other was a trompé l'oeil in the kitchen, and finally a sketchy mural showing countryside life in the old times. Painting the old façade was great but the best fun was painting the animals ! I really missed Daily painting during this last two months but I couldn't manage doing both correctly, a matter of experience I suppose