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.