Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Color study from picture

This is my reference photo, a very familiar place to me . I took it last week. 

I used this picture this morning to study colors, especially thinking each step with warm and cold relationship. My palette was a warm and a cold yellow and yellow ochre, alizarin, burnt sienna, cobalt and ultramarine, plus viridian which is not an usual color for me but which happened to be very interesting . 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Plein air Ramonville, France

Ramonville saint Agne, in the morning with a cloudy sky
1st sketch oil 6x8 in

Another sketch a bit later, still cloudy. I put an orange underpainting for the first sketch , but let the second paper white . I wanted to see the difference and besides light had changed a lot

2nd sketch oil 6x8 in

I bought a "new" vintage tripod in a garage sale, it just works really good.Good quality, light and very steady. Ready for lots of summer paintings !

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Plein air Cardaillac

A little typical village from south France. I was driving near there, it was windy and quite cold, I decided to paint from the car, it was quite comfortable actually
Cardaillac, oil on paper 7x9.5 in

    Sheeps on the other side, just a quick sketch that I might use for another painting

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Plein air

Visiting a friend in the nearby countryside, Some plein air sketches , a warm spring day, lots of green! This is also a new plein air box , to which I've fixed a camera tripod, much lighter than my previous box it works nicely

Green study 5x7,5 in

Trees in counterlight 4x4 in