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!


  1. I like this one very much. The irregularities add to the painting.

    You will love Barcelona. It is much larger than I thought and but just as beautiful as I thought.. Enjoy your visit.

  2. It's very nicely done, Sylviane, one of your best. I think the irregularities made the painting look very interesting.
    Have a great visit to Barcelona.

  3. Beautiful job, Sylviane. I love the range of colors in the fabric.

    Have a great Christmas with your daughter!

  4. A lovely painting Sylviane, the different textures look great?

    Merry Christmas to you too!!!

  5. What a great job you did with this one Sylviane! The texture is wonderful - looks like you might have used a palette knife! The irregularities accentuate your focal point! Have a lovely Christmas with your daughter!

  6. Nancy, Millie,Virginia, Helen,Rosemary, it was so nice to drop in and leave your kind message. I'll have a thought for you at Christmas,and wish you nice and peaceful fessts!

  7. Beautifully done! I did that challenge too... it was a tough one. You handled the whites really well.
    Happy Painting,

  8. Merry Christmas you really did a great job on the cloth. Love it.

  9. Lovely work on this challenge, Sylviane! and Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year! Thank you for sharing your paintings, I have enjoyed following your blog.

  10. Viviane, I am a little late, but there is still time to wish you a wonderful New Year! All the best! xx

  11. Ups! Sorry Sylviane for calling you Viviane!! xox

  12. Not grave at all, Jane, even here in France some people make this mistake ,it's especially kind of you to leave a nice message! anda happy new Year!

  13. Dear Sylviane,
    Wow...! Your still life has a strong message that talks to viewers, which impresses me so much. Composition, colours, value are very eye catchy. I'm learning lot from you. Keep up wonderful work!! Thank you for visiting my blog. Wish you a very happy New Year!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

  14. Hi there Sylviane!... Happy New Year to "You"... Hope that you enjoyed you Christmas jaunt to Barcelona to be with your family!

    This piece deftly demonstrates the truism... that much can be said with little and that often it is what is left unsaid in a painting which speaks the loudest!

    The almost abstract quality of this simply composed still life creates simple beauty and eloquence!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  15. I really enjoyed catching up with your blog . . . wonderful job on these two still-lifes. Love the subtleties in this and the richness of Flowers and Wine. Hope you had a wonderful time in Barcelona! All the best in 2012!

  16. Wow. Very nice. Stop me in my tracks.


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