Monday, November 28, 2011

Peony, or Pierre de Ronsard?

oil on board 5"x7"
It has been several days since I painted this for Rookiepainter challenge.In spite of several efforts, I had never managed to obtain a suitable picture, this being apparently due to the dark painting, which remained greyish and dull;it took time to dry (a lot of medium?).Is it the fault of the painting, or the misuse of the camera, of which I am not sure to understand all the subtleties? But it's so hard to learn!
Pierre de Ronsard is a lovely double rose with delicate colors, it is why I didn't know it was either this rose, or a peony on the picture.
And, before November ends, I wanted to show you our production of avocados in our garden. The former occupant had planted a stone 15, 20 years ago? Last year, we had only one, we didn't even deigned to pick it, but this year, around 30 fruits!
It's necessary to say that is a rarity in our region...
The small yellow fruits are physalises, or Cape Gooseberries,an only plant produced a lot of fruits.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Le pont de Langlois

oil on board 7"x5"
I painted this one for the Virtualpaintout.I rarely follow this challenge, because the difficulties I have to find and keep a subject on Goggle map, where I spend too much time. This month was  Arles, in S.O. of France.This place was made famous by Van Gogh, who painted the bridge. On my painting,the specific mecanism is not very visible, I didn't find the right angle to see it properly, and I wanted to have the water and the houses on my view...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I painted this one for DPW challenge.
I wore those shoes during my years in Paris, to go to work, maybe 10 years ago.I lost the habit to use this kind of shoes, as I've been living in the country, now., and my style of life have changed!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Le vase et le melon

oil on board 8"x10"

At the beginning, I didn't want to do it, after a picture of PADT, I thought the vase was too tricky to paint.After watching some of the other painters, I gave a try and went on...and enjoyed it.
My cantaloupe's colour is more vivid on my painting, but I was unable to get a better picture, in fact it's not yet dry!