Saturday, February 25, 2012

En route!

Here, I painted this cityscape for Studio notes , where Terry Miura asked us to use only 2 values at least at the beginning, ignore the details, choose one dominante color, avoid too numerous sharp edges.(This point was a little obscure for me).
I tried to follow this advice, chose french ultramarine as basic color.I had a black underpainting, as there was something else before.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Where are the children? hen #1

oil 6"x6"
Here is , maybe, the first of a serie of little animals, as hens, ducks, rabbits that I like very much. It is a change from my usual still lifes!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Valentine's cupcake

oil 7"x9"
I painted this cupcake for DPW challenge of this week. I intent to learn to make them, one of those days...

Saturday, February 11, 2012


oil on canvas paper 7"x10"
 For this painting, Lela Stankovic (PADT)asked us to be careful in this composition with the lost and found edges;our aim was to engage the viewer's mind as he gets subtle hints about what is not visible.
The advice was:
Avoid “fruit bowl effect” , having everything screaming for attention with an equal vibrancy. Slightly colored “grays” and “browns” are still very valuable balance in a painting. They allow our vibrant lights to thoroughly sing.

It was an interesting challenge, and I was happy to paint that.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fresh eggs

oil on board 7"x10"
This week, we were asked for the  DPW challenge to paint a subject white on white.I took the picture given par Ann Feldman, because it pleased me.I have wanted to paint eggs for a long time. So, it's done!
Of course, here our eggs are not white, and I wanted to give   their right colour for two of them.I hope you 'll like them!

Friday, February 3, 2012


OIL, 5,5"x 8,30"
 I painted this cyclist for the challenge of DPW this week. The subject was on wheels. It was a rather precarious exercise, given the drawing of the tilted body, in short, but interesting.