Thursday, August 11, 2011

No coffee any more

oil on paper 7"x5"
I have been suppressing coffee for quite one month now, even if I was not a fervent of tea.I think it’s better for health.
So I painted this one for DPW challenge;the subject ? paint your favorite mug.It’s not my favorite, but one of those I have here at the Lake.It was not a small thing to do this work!We were said to go to learn how to paint an ellipse.
I followed the consigns, ok for the rectangle, the dots, etc., but after?how to adapt this ellipse to the rest of the body, and what does determine the size of the ellipse, why does my cup look bended?
I did it in several sequences, and the last time, I forgot to notice I’ve changed of table, and this one was lower, that is not the same thing for an ellipse..
I guess I have to work again on the ellipses, but not this one, it’s enough!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The window sill

oil on paper 7"x9"
 I painted this for DPW this week.We were given this picture in black and white, and we had to paint the scene in color, respecting the values.
My pot is too big,m
aybe the colors are  somber, but I enjoyed doing this exercise.
I have been arrived at the Lake of the Woods, Ontario, for one week now.We have a nice weather, although unpredictable, for example this morning at 11.00 am: suddenly a thunder storm  burst, with a black sky .We were obliged to tidy up everything on the porch, fold the parasol, shut the windows..
It lasted about 30mn, and everything is ok now, the sun shines, sunglasses and parasol are compulsory.Maybe you know this kind of weather, but at home, in France, it’s not usual.
Here are some pictures taken yesterday from our terrace, at the twilight.”crépuscule

DSCF0299We have a lovely landscape ‘, I don’t know why I’ve  never painted it…