Monday, July 25, 2011

The first one

oil on board 6"x6"

This one is the first nasturtium in my garden, this year;at the beginning  of sowing the ground was too dry, then,it was too wet (it has been raining for 1 month, now), and here it is.I've sown a lot, and, of course, I'll be unable to watch them, since I am leaving in 2 days.
I painted that after a idea of James Coulter, for this weekly DPW challenge .The orders were to use only:  blue, yellow, cad red light + white,  3 brushes, large, medium and small, and paint a flower of our garden in an hour.This last one was, for me, the hardest thing about this challenge, and I am proud to say I succeeded!What usually I do in five-ish hours was done in one, and not worse than my other ones!I hope I'll be able to do it again.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ne me quitte pas

pencil on strong bristol 9"x12"

It is finished now, and done for this week DPW challenge, we had to illustrate a song.
Do you know Jacques Brel, and his song "Ne me quitte pas"? Nina Simone sang it in French too, Frank Sinatra and a lot of others (If you go away).
Here is a link to listen to the song, by Jacques Brel:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

PIQUE-NIQUE (picnic)

black pencil on strong bristol, 9"x12"

Every year,in August, we are lucky to share a picnic, with twenty-ish islanders of the Lake of the Woods, invited by Jan & Dave.
Dave cooks on the huge outdoor stone oven he built by himself, 2 years ago, Jan takes the head of the operations.Everyone brings something for the meal, and we are sure to spend a enjoyable afternoon;49% Canadians,50% Americans, 1 French, who, after a while, feels her mind confused in the middle of the whole conversations!.
For the moment I am still at home, in France, and I'll join my husband in the middle of next week.
So, I drew after a picture of Dave cooking last year.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


pencil on strong bristol 9"x12"
This drawing is not finished, I have to work on the young girl.The subject was proposed by Idrawandpaint .
Those days, I don't paint a lot, I were busy with the selling of my flat near Paris, at least!The final signature is next week, and just after I'll join my husband in Winnipeg, for the remaining summer.

Friday, July 15, 2011

N°5, 150ml

oil on board 5"x7"
I suppose there will be enough until next Christmas...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

What a mess!

oil 5"x7"
There are some of my painting supplies, here.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

For painting

OIL 5"x7"
It was painted for PADT challenge.