Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bamboos finished ( I think )

Acrylic on canvas, 46*38 cm, 18*15 inches.
I have found the japanese name "Take No Oujo" which means, if the translator is right, "Princess of the Bamboos". I hope it does mean that.
Now I'm going to work on the second painting of this series, for the same show, a 80*100 cm, about 31*39 inches.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Before putting on my blog new photos of the wip painting, here is a way to restore deleted photo from a camera card after having erased them.
It proves useful sometimes!

I once lost all the new photos on my PC recently, after having deleted them from the camera card.
After some research on the web, I found this tool:
which is a free photo recovery tool.
I recovered almost all of my lost photos with it.
In fact, photos are not really erased from the card. It is just that the card "table of contents" is erased.
New photos will fill the space on the disc, crashing the old and creating new entries in the "table of content".
So it is very important not to take new photos before doing the recovery, to be able to recover most of the data on the card.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Bamboos continued

Hereafter are new progress images of this painting.

As can be seen in the last two images, the surface is very textured. I used this canvas for a long time to make abstract trials and use the rest of my paints to finish my palette. It makes a very intersting surface to work on.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Retro sewing book

I'm fascinated with sewing and textile.
Textures and colors, shapes, folds, I love every aspect of fabric.
As regards sewing, I have always found surprising that following the printed indications in a book you could end with a wearable garment ( at least some people do ).
I bought this old french sewing and cutting textbook on eBay.

It is a 1947 edition.
I love the cover design. It is so old fashioned.
The sub-title is delicious too: (rougly translated )
"all the necessary advices for the housewive to make her clothes, her childrens clothes and her husband linen."

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Bamboos and asian figure wip

This is a new project with bamboos and an asian figure.
I'm not sure yet of the direction it will go.
A sketch:

A beginning with a rather small canvas:

To be continued...

Books : "Fanny: A Fiction, by Edmund White"

I once began two blogs, one dedicated to painting, the other to bits and odds, thinks I like and/or that inspire me.
I have decided that it is too difficult for me to have both blogs running, so in this blog there will be from time to time posts not relative to painting, at least not directly related as these other things do inspire my painting.

"Fanny: A Fiction" by Edmund White, is a work of literature that is very enjoyable to read.
It is written in an old-fashioned style which is consistent with its presentation as a memoir of Mrs Fanny Trollope, who is the mother of the novelist Anthony Trollope. I enjoyed reading "A Married Man", also by Edmund White, which told a rather somber story.
I spent an even better time reading "Fanny: A Fiction", a mock 19th century novel, full of wit and "esprit".

Many thanks to Nina Kuriloff whose help to edit and rewrite this post was very precious!

Friday, March 16, 2007


A friend of mine opened her blog:
She makes knife paintings with bright and happy colors and a spiritual touch.
The blog is in french but don't hesitate to comment in english, she'll understand.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Iris wip: finished at long last...

One year ago, I began an "Iris" wip.
I finally finished this painting this week.
I had a "blockage" ( is that word english ?) on it.

Acrylic on canvas, 55*46 cm, 22*18 inches

Muscaris last post

I finally found the time to post the end of the "Muscaris" wip.

Acrylic on canvas, 30*40cm, 12*15 inches

In the meantime: Jen Stark

Very busy preparing local shows...
In the meantime,here is a link to an artist I just discovered, who does wonderful paper sculptures:
Jen Stark