Saturday, December 17, 2011


oil on wood 8"x10"
This painting was done for Rookie Painter challenge on a wood panel;there was something else before, which didn't deserve to stay...and explains the irregularities of the surface.
I wont't paint for a moment, because  tomorrow I am going to fly to Barcelona, Spain (only one hour flight from Bordeaux).I 'll be happy to spend Christmas  and stay one week with my daughter, who has been living there for more than 2 years now.It's the first time we'll visit Barcelona, and we are very eager.
So, have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Flowers and wine,for an engagement.

oil on paper, 8"x10"
I was largely inspired by Fantin-latour and his flowers in his still life, called " Engagement " while leaving aside a cup of fruits for which I missed affinities, or rather skill..He was used to keep a neutral backgound.; for my part I  mixed red, blue and white colors  over a black underpainting.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

oil on board 7,5"x9,5"
I painted this for DPW this week, where it was asked to paint in the style of a painter we liked.I chose René Magritte, a Belgian surrealist painter.Magritte's work frequently displays a collection of ordinary objects in an unusual context, giving new meanings to familiar things.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Omphalotus olearius

OIL ON BOARD 7,5"x5"
Don't touch!Those jack-o-lanterns, growing from the dead roots of oak trees, are commonly mistaken for the prized chanterelles, and is therefore a common cause of mushroom poisoning.I found them very attractive, but only in picture! And for once, I painted only for my pleasure, not for a challenge.