Monday, December 29, 2008

The girl with the blue bonnet

acrylic on Lanavanguard paper 8 x 12 1/2
I started this portrait for the Karin Jurick end-of-year-challenge with oil, but after a few unfortunate attempts, I decided to change to acrylic, to which I am more accustomed.
I enjoyed painting the face of this nice woman I don't know;I wanted to express the youthful air and the kindness in the eyes.I hope I suceeded.Yesterday, the painting was bolder (see the 1st picture),
(-no, finally, it was quite the same , and I supressed it from the screen to avoid the confusion, sorry) but I decided to tone it down;after, it was hard stoppping to add one colour, remove another one etc.It was a difficult subject, but a rewarding one.
By the way, Happy New Year, to you all!Happiness, Prosperity, Health to each one!


acrylic on wood 8 x 11
those 2 paintings are for our next exhibition at Bourg sur gironde, the theme is on food;that is the beginning, I'll see if I'll be able to paint more, because on the 31th we are going on a trip to
Spain, to Bilbao, where there is an exhibition about Sorolla, so I am not sure to have time enough to paint.We are driving, and before, we'll stop for 2 days in Biarritz, where we are invited by a friend.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


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Saturday, December 13, 2008


Here are my 2 interpretations for december's Virtual Sketchdate challenge.

The 1st is in violet colorpencil, the 2nd with acrylic.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Acrylic on canvas 9 x 11

My son is fond of this car, so I 'll offer him this painting for Xmas.

I didn't know what to do for the foreground, he prefers asphalt rather than green space...

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Saturday, November 22, 2008


acrylic on plywood 9 x 12
Here is my painting for November VSD's work.
I had some difficulties to paint the shadows, my printer didn't work very well and the colours were blurry...
Anyway,I humbly hope you will like it. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


acrylic on board 5 x 6

I painted this poor woman, who apparently carries a lot of worries on her shoulders,on a small board upside down, as it was required by Karin Jurick. I preferred stopping after a long while, before things get any worse, but decided to keep it like that, without trying to improve too much...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Posted by PicasaAcrylic on plywood 9 x 12,5
This is my first submission to Karin Jurick's different strokes from different folks.
This photo was taken from the corner of 7th Street & Pensylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Expo à Bourg sur Gironde

Dimanche 9 novembre, l'atelier de peinture auquel je participe organise une exposition collective sur le thème "Jeux de scène, spectacle". Voici donc les 4 tableaux que j'ai peints.
On Sunday, the 9 th november, there was an exhibition of our works at Bourg sur Gironde, a little town in the vines, not far from Bordeaux, where I have been living for 1 year now, after a lot of years spent in Paris. Here are my 4 little paintings, the theme was on circus,etc

Le lutin équilibriste

chut! ni vu, ni connu!

Masque de carnaval

Sur un fil
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

11 x 7 (27 x 17 cm) on plywood

Those 3 pears were the challenge proposed by Virtual sketch Date for october 2008.We had 1 week for accomplishing the work. It was my first attempt, and was not exactly over, at the requested date, it is done now, and I offered the painting to my friend Nicole, last time she invited me at hers, in Tours.

Ces trois poires étaient le sujet proposé par Virtual SKetch Date en octobre.Nous avions une semaine pour accomplir le travail.C'était mon premier essai, je n'avais pas tout à fait terminé, lors de cette photo, pour ka date prévue,depuis c'est fait, et j'ai offert le tableau à mon amie Nicole lors de sa dernière invitation.