Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy hour

OIL 5"x7"
Here is my corrected version of this man watching the lake.It will be the last one, I have to do something else, now!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A blue shirt, for the moment.

oil on paper 7"x5"
This man was quietly sitting on the shore of Harrison Lake, BC;
we spent one night in late September at Hot Springs Resort, enjoyed the warm swimming pool (38-40°), " an ideal temperature for promoting the relief of general aches and stress".It's a very nice place, at 95km from Vancouver dowtown..
I painted it for DPW,we were asked to painted someone seated.I cropped my picture, there were another man by him;then  I cropped my painting, because the lake was too important , with islands in the distance, and nothing on the water...for the moment I had better showing only a part of it..
I  noticed that it was too blue, so I decided to change the shirt's color.It's a pity, because  the beginning was promising, and I was enthusiast!
I don't want to admit defeat, so maybe tomorrow I'll be able to post it with a new shirt!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An unfinished book

oil on board 7"x5"
This one was painted for DPW challenge;we had to paint something with the color "tangerine" called    the  2012 color by Pantone.It took me ages to find 1-my subject 2-how to show it.Of course, I could have taken a blue cloth and paint it in the right color, but I knew I had this tee-shirt in my wardrobe, worn for a long time.But where to put it, and so on?At the end, a Regency dining-room chair suited me-my husband is fond of antique English chairs-I painted it more quickly than my other still lifes;maybe the reason is I love the interiors;each time I watch one painted on a blog, I think that  I'd like to do something like that!
So, there is my first piece of interior, and I am quite satisfied, even if I see some improvements to do.(on another canvas).

Friday, January 13, 2012

le pâté Hénaff

oil on canvas 6"x6"
This small oil was done for DPW challenge;this week, we were asked to think about our breakfast.
Of course, I would not recommend this recipe for a well-balanced meal, but it's just a glance at my region of origin, Brittany.
This product has been the same since 1914,and the design of the tin has not changed.Futhermore, it tastes delicious with a fresh baguette!
It is not rare, here, to find several good- smelling bakeries,  in the smallest village...

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Here we are, our stay in Barcelona is behind us, it was so beautiful, we enjoyed it.I am now going to try to paint again, if it still possible...