Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Glass Sculpting - Sculptures de verre

No digital camera for the time being, a pity by this cold weather and time of year where the light is so beautiful.
So I spend too much time on the blogs and discover unique art.
I have seen on a "A dress a day" blog, a dream of a dress in glass, by the artist Karen LaMonte.
More art can be seen on her blog at : Karen LaMonte
Realy impressive and poetic.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Super Hero chain results

Double P published the list of blogs that participated in the Super Hero drawing chain on his blog. Many thanks to him for this fun idea!

Double P a publié sur son blog la liste des participants à la chaîne "dessine-toi dans le costume de ton super-héros préféré". Merci encore pour cette idée amusante!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Me as a super hero

A few days ago, a belgian comics artist launched a challenge " draw yourself as a super hero ".
invited me to join.
Here is my contribution:

I have always loved Wonder Woman attire and old-fashioned style.

Se dessiner en tant que super-héros est une idée de Double P qui m'a été passée par Marie-Laure.
Voici ma contribution!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Lots of poppies

"Lots of Poppies", watercolor and ink, 42cm*29,7cm, 16.5*11.7inches
Click to bid

Playing with flickr...Stone and Steel letters


A N Nn letra A I G A R T

You can compose any word you like with letters found on flickr by the tool created by
kastner with php and javascript.
I chose stone and steel looking letters.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Peter Callesen

A slideshow is in circulation on the internet with the magical papercuts of this artist.
Here is the link to his site:
Peter Callesen
Some of his installations are very interesting too.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Poppy, Watercolor and ink, 11.7*16.5 inches, 29,7x42 cm.
A try at watercolor and ink letting a lot of white surfaces on the paper, to make the delicacy and frailness of the flower appear.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Sunflowers ACEO

ACEO, peonies in a vase.
Watercolor and ink( 2.5x3.5 inches ).

It's thursday already!
So that's just a quick post before Illustration Friday.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday is a blog ring of artists that each friday post in their blog an illustration on a certain theme.
I have not joined yet, but decided to begin to post an "illustration" each friday.
This week theme was quiet, and I don't know whether my drawing complies.
It illustrates a little poem about weekdays for children.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Another poenies ACEO

ACEO, peonies in a vase.
Watercolor and ink ( 2.5x3.5 inches ).

Friday, September 22, 2006

Poenies ACEO

ACEO, peonies in a garden.
Watercolor ( 2.5x3.5 inches ).

Monday, September 18, 2006


Another ACEO, a toy boat stranded.
Watercolor and ink ( 2.5x3.5 inches ).

Friday, September 15, 2006

Marc Tanguy

I love this painter work. I have put his blog in my link too.
He has several series on his website, very creative and interesting.
Marc Tanguy

Poppy ACEO

I have been lately doing ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions and Originals), that mean small paintings, the size of a trading card ( 2.5x3.5 inches ).
Their small sizes makes it difficult to go into details, that is a good exercise.
These cards are highly collected on eBay.
It is a convenient way to gather an important original artwork collection without it taking too much space on the wall.

Monday, August 28, 2006

At a friend's

Watercolor and ink pen, 25*18cm, about 10*7 inches.
Sketch done at a friend's during a watercolorists meeting.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Super Swap!

Marie-Laure is a young french painter, very creative, who knows how to use strong colors with taste.
She does powerful oils with a knife, cute teddybears and strong flowers in watercolor, and models funny characters from all sorts of medium ranging from aluminum foil to newspaper.
You can find her blog here:
I'm lucky enough to know her for some time now, and we recently made a painting swap.
I sent her my "Rose et Rosée" watercolor, and received in exchange the wonderful "Cerises et Chocolat" plus a mini "Muffins Choco-Cerises". Yummy!!!
Here is "Cerises et Chocolat", waiting to be hung at the place it deserves in my home.
I love its strong colors and spontaneity, the pale flowers in the background balancing the dark chocolate cake and red fruits.

Thank you, Marie-Laure!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Red Currant Study

A study of red currants from my garden, on A2 watercolor paper.
I have cut a small branch that I put in a glass of water and it seems to keep for several days. It may be a way to keep the berries from the birds, but I don't know whether they continue to mature when the branch has been cut.
I'd love to have enough berries to make a red currant tart.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Stargazer Lily

Watercolor, 25*18cm, about 10*7 inches.
A Stargazer Lily painted in a batik way, zone after zone, and trying to use the lines the watercolor leaves around the shapes when it dries to have a batik like effect.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Rose and dew

Rose et Rosée, watercolor, 31*23cm, about 12*9 inches.
I tried not to use too intense colors on this one to stay in the delicate mood of the rose.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hollyhocks Postcard

Small format watercolor ( about 10*14 cms - 4*5.5 inches) to play freely with color and water.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sweet Award

I received the Children's Choice Award for my horse head in a local show.
That's so sweet to be elected by children!

"Au Box", acrylic, 35cm*27cm, about 14 by 11 inches

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Tiger, watercolor, 25,3x17,8 cm, about 10x7 inches.
Originally from a zoo, this tiger is back into the jungle for the watercolor sake. I hope it will bear the change well...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Back to blogging...

...after an Easter break followed by PC problems...
I just finished 3 paintings for a show. The paintings are to be brought tomorrow and I finished them this morning...
that's called work under pressure! But sometimes I seem not to be able to paint without a deadline.
Hereafter are 2 of them: a horse head in acrylic and marbles in pastel. The marbles are from a WetCanvas! photo library reference.

Monday, April 03, 2006

In the meantime...

I'll show you my palette for acrylics.
It is a pie pan ( is that the correct term in english ? ), non stick, so that the paint is easy to scrape, and its shape enables me to cover it with a film to keep the paint wet longer.
It is also convenient for spraying as the too liquid paint cannot wander outside the palette.

Friday, March 24, 2006

This is a long WIP...

...and it is still to be continued.
I redid some zones that had a "too complicated" color in my opinion with a simpler mix and tried to keep my colors bolder than usual.
I have still work to do but I'm happier with the result now.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

wip iris study...

watercolor and watercolor pencils, 18*24 cm, 7*9 inches
My iris heart inspired to try some loose watercolor and watercolor pencils studies. Here is one of these.
I like using the watercolor pencils on a wet surface. They seem to melt into the paper and the line they leave is blurry. Vivid watercolor adds depth and focal points to the result.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

wip iris study

watercolor, 18*24 cm, 7*9 inches
To understand the flower better, I did a watercolor study of my iris heart.
It solved some of the problems I had.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

wip iris 3

Continued very slowly. This snapshot was taken with artificial lightning and re-balanced with sofware so as to be closer in color to the painting. I'm not quite happy with the painting's colors. I may rework some parts. I think it will take longer than scheduled...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

wip iris continued - lilac

Lilac, watercolor, 18*24 cm, 7*9 inches.
A little watercolor done while procrastinating in front of the Iris heart acrylic.
Here is the progress on the iris wip.
I did a violet layer, that seems blue in the photograph, then begun to smooth the transitions in some zones.

Monday, March 06, 2006

iris canvas wip

Step 1

I have begun a relatively big painting of the heart of an iris on canvas ( 55*46 cm, 22*18 inches ).
I first draw the main lines with charcoal then used red and ochres to do the underpainting. The aim is to make the colour vibrate with its complementary when I do the mainly violet overpainting.
step 2

Friday, March 03, 2006


A fairy with butterflies watercolor and ink, 18*24 cm, 7*9 inches.
On wetcanvas, there is a game in which eBay selling artists each month make artworks fitting a theme. That was to be my contribution to the january-february game. I guess I'm a bit late...

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

reflets - reflexions

Back to blogging after a hiatus of a week... My computer crashed, was sent to repair and is finally fixed.
I painted this acrylic painting, 46*38 cm, 18*15 inches for a juried show. The theme, not compulsory, is water.
I like the bright colors in this one, and the different greens. Greens are technically difficult for me. They require sublety in mixings colors and patience.

Friday, February 17, 2006


No painting today.
I have been to the seaside last week and came back with a lot of impressions soon to be converted to paintings.
Steps on the sand always make me dream.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

still doodling

I kept on doodling. Redhead moods series... a friend told me not to forget to add some of the sweater color in the hair to unify them. Good tip.

Monday, January 30, 2006

iris wip finished

Watercolor, 18*24 cm, 7*9 inches.
I have left less whites than I expected. I tried new effects: spraying with watercolor in a little spray bottle, and using black ink spots. The background is less saturated than my usual backgrounds.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

iris wip and doodling

I'm painting an iris watercolor. I tried applying the dark colors in the flower first, while my usual method is to do as much of the background as possible first. I plan to leave more white zones than usual too.

This one is a kind of doodle or sketch I made with Pitt pencil. I call it "girl in the wind".
It gives me lots of ideas for a new acrylic painting or a watercolor series.

Friday, January 20, 2006


atercolor, 18*24 cm, 7*9 inches.
Another try at near abstraction.
Do you see the fish?

Monday, January 16, 2006

abstract white rose

Watercolor, 18*24 cm, 7*9 inches.
I enjoyed doing this rose in a lose style with vivid watercolour paints.
It is near abstract, yet you can still see the rose.
I like the way the background and petals mix in the left side.

Friday, January 13, 2006

in the snow - watercolor

Watercolor 18*24cm, 7*9 inches.
Sometimes I feel a need to do some abstract or near abstract art. This one is inspired by snowstorms in forest.
Lots of water and salt were used in this watercolor. I like the soft, feathery feeling it gives to the whole.
More abstraction to come in the near future.