Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The model

A local tone development of my charcoal sketch. Actually the drawing was done intentionally as a painting study, trying to find correct tone masses 
 7x8 inches oil on paper 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Life drawing

Some more charcoal drawing from life, size approximate 30x40 cm and time between 5 to 20 minutes

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sketch of a farm

From my countryside trip, much influenced by my recent Sacksick study
7x5 in oil

Sketches and color study in the countryside

I spent a few days outside town and walked  around the countryside with my tiny sketchbook. This sketchbook is very handy because it takes everything I need for quick color study. The little watercolor box fits inside as well as a waterbrush, a pencil and a kneaded eraser and still fits in my pocket

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Plein air by the railway

Toulouse railway station from a distance, a day without sun, easel bike

     Railway 11x8 in

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Study from a french living painter, Gilles Sacksick ( , I have seen two exhibitions of this painter, I love his variety and creativity .My  piece is  much smaller than the real painting, but I only had a postcard and I just wanted to study colors relationships. Besides I know this place very well.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Plein air, street corner

A bakery at the corner of the street, not the one I go to buy my bread though!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Plein air late afternoon

Quick sketch around 5 pm , sun on the top of the facades

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Plein air countryside

    Oil 15 x40 cm
    I tried to concentrate on clear value plans. I still find it too dark, and could have been much more simplified.  I cropped the foreground which   appeared useless. What I like is the light in the background, which is the thing I enjoyed doing most. I often find myself embarassed with first plans 

   This one is a very quick study just before leaving and relax...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Life drawing 3

From 1 to 20 mn, size approx 30x40 cm

Close up from 1 mn sketch I like 

I love to include background but 20 mn is a bit short for it

Friday, September 30, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Plein air by the river

Two plein air studies in the sunny afternoon, I spent a lot of time searching shapes and colors on the first one, but the second one was a really quick study , less than 20 mn and it's my favorite

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Life drawing 2

A new session with charcoal , from 5 to 20 mn sketches

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Life drawing

First pose is 5 mn , other ones 20 mn. Different kind of charcoal (vine, compressed, pencil) size 29x42 cm (11x16in approx.)I should be drawing from life every friday. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Evening sky

Study from this picture taken in august with my iphone

Acrylic 5x7 in


Plein air from the roof of my block of flats. A beautiful panoramic skyline from there. I was allowed to get  there only recently, and  there is lot interesting work that could be done from here

Acrylic 7x5 in

Acrylic 5x5 in