Monday, October 31, 2011

Are they edible?

oil on board 5"x7"
"The gendarmes of Die (Drôme) intercepted around thirty persons yesterday evening, suspected of participating in a traffic of mushrooms towards Spain; more than 600 kg illegally picked were seized: indeed,  the authorized picking must not exceed 5kg a day per person and for personal  consumption only".
Obviously sarcastic comments burst out, arguing that the gendarmes would be better to chase after  hallucinogenic mushroom criminals..
Not having a great knowledge of  mushrooms, I prefer  buying  them at the market, it is safer!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


OIL on canvas paper 9,5"x7,5"
It is my rendition for Rookie Painter challenge.It was the first  time I painted bananas, I didn't know it was so hard to find the right colour (at least for me!):I used naples yellow,yellow pale, ocher, burnt sienna, sepia.This last one was recommended to me  by Sabine,  our teacher at our workshop in Bordeaux.She restores the old paintings and likes it for several purposes:greys, in place of darks...I noticed there was a touch of green in it .
So, it was a good practice.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


oil on linen paper 9,5" x 7,5"
I loved this innocent little girl, with her big pink bag;I painted it for DPW challenge.Carol Marine proposed this picture, telling us we had to choose any background we wanted to painted, hers was quite cluttery.For the moment I have not any idea, but I have to think about it, and hope to add one;
for the moment, I prefered anyway to post my painting, even imperfect!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Les bonbons

oil on canvas paper 9,5" x 7,5"
I painted this one for Rookie Painter with oil painting miscible with water.Although they are pleasant to use, I am going to to give up them at the moment; since the beginning of the month I participate each Tuesday in a workshop where we  learn the techniques of the old  masters, and we thus use traditional paintings.I hope it will be profitable!