Mardi 22 octobre 2013
After a year of exclusively doing illustrations, I couldn't resist a little acrylic painting.
Autumn is my favourite time of the year for walks in the park and observing nature. This time, my eye was
caught by the end-of-day sunlight showing through the trees. Magic...!
Jeudi 26 septembre 2013
My little bit of Heaven on Earth...
Lundi 23 septembre 2013
Day trip to Marseille, to enjoy the MuCEM (Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée), some
sunshine, and lunch by the sea!
Vendredi 23 août 2013
More sketches from my French summer hideaway: a view from my garden, and a tiny chapel lost in the middle of a
neighbouring field. It's a shame I can't find more time to paint with so much around here!
I take a lot of pictures to use as inspiration for future paintings, sometimes a dozen of the same landscape:
this way, I can see the changes of light and hues on the rolling mountains, the different atmosphere depending on the time of the day, brighthness and temperature.
This way, I can absorbe it all and hopefully create unique images, where elements are defined by their
Mercredi 14 août 2013
Very high temperatures brought their fair load of thunderstorms, with beautiful dark skies and sun light
It's difficult to draw them "live" due to the obvious weather conditions, and colouring has to be quick to
catch the dramatic changes, the rolling clouds, and the atmosphere.
Now the Mistral has cleared it all, I'm just in time for my daily session of chaise-longing...
Thunderstorm over apricot trees and cherry blossoms last spring:
Unmissable exhibition of a great Drôme painter, Pierre Boncompain, in Montélimar's new Contemporary Art Museum
(until October 2013)
Une exposition incontournable pour les amoureux des paysages drômois (mais pas seulement!):
Pierre Boncompain, rétrospective à Montélimar jusqu'en Octobre 2013:
Vendredi 9 août 2013
Long time no see...! (Not that I haven't been working for the last few months: you can check for yourselves on
my website or my Facebook Page for all news and updates!)
I have settled in the Drome region a couple of weeks ago for the summer, working from here (between swimming,
drinking Pastis, and sunbathing... Tough life, I know I know...)
So here is one of my quick daily sketches - only it didn't happen daily, because I had too much work to do,
I'll try to stick to my initial resolution and post more in the next few weeks.
Now, if you'll excuse me, Pastis is calling.
Mercredi 29 mai 2013
Which of these 4 typical French treats is your favourite?
Best way to vote is to try them all. Go on, you know you want it!
Mine is the Mille Feuilles. Or the Saint Honoré. (or the Mille Feuilles... Must give it another try.)
Jeudi 2 mai 2013
I take my work very seriously. Here is an illustrated recipe of a Strawberry and Buttercream Victoria Sponge
Cake, fully tried and tasted, and approved by a full birthday party!
Easy to make, light and fluffy to eat... No excuse not to give it a go!
Print available from my shops here and here; also featured on the The Draw and Cook website here!
The Draw and Cook website here
Mercredi 3 avril 2013
My 'Sixty Feathers' painting is finished and framed. (painting 70 x 100 cm; framed 78 x 108 cm; watercolour and ink on 300gsm Fabriano cotton paper)
It's nice to step back and look at it, ready to fly to its next destination. It feels a bit sad not to have to
sit every night with my feathers anymore; I'll start my new project tonight!
Jeudi 28 mars 2013
Feathers again! Sounds like a perfect topic for Easter.
This is work in progress on a large illustration of 60 feathers (on a beautiful 300gsm 70 x 100
cm cold pressed Fabriano paper) . After nights of looking at them from very closer range, I can't wait to step back and see it finished! (and it's comforting to
feel strongly supported by my devoted cat as shown on the last picture...)
I will post the finished picture in a few days, watch this space!