September 26, 2017

Moleskine page...



I was in such a good shape to work ten days ago it was smooth and easy, then a phone call changed the following week and no time left to work... now another serious trouble came up, with a complicated period emotion wise but through which I hope I will stay strong and able to work anyway. It's the only way to get things done. Stay strong and focused, get other things out of our head. Here is a little doodle sketch in my sketchbook, no drawing just painting is the best advice I could get those who want to loosen up there sketches.

September 21, 2017

Mauritius Moleskine pages...




Just trying to catch the mood of the light and day with sketches like these. Here views towards "Ile au Benitier" and "Rivière Noir" on the top and "La Gaulette village" at the bottom.

September 09, 2017

Still life painting in my new work space...



I've been finishing installation in my new workspace lately and I'm slowly getting used it, with new feelings and moods. Mostly happy and contente ones and my optimism is growing each date. Must get disciplined with wake up hour to get a maximum out of the day to also have enough peace in mind to do everything including going out to get air. Twice this week it turned out complicated (only got to the bakery in the evening (!)) so I can improve on that. Improve on getting effective, which seems much more reachable now.
Here is a watercolor I did as a try this afternoon, things could be developed on it but I prefer to leave it as it is to continue on a new one with those things in mind, which are only possibilities to explore. This way I will paint more without getting too focused on each painting. My goal is to develop gesture and technic but above all work on compositions, to search and practice, to just paint for now !
This year I'm also mentally ready to try some acrylics or oil painting again. No other pressure...

September 05, 2017

Mauritius lagoon and cloud...




It's funny how reduced the result looks here on the blog... again my conclusion is that drawings and paintings are really to be looked at in real life at short distance.

September 03, 2017

Mauritius Moleskine pages...




I have a hard time to convince myself to sit in front of the computer since I came back from vacation, but here are two pages in my Moleskine I brought home from Mauritius. I could paint endless subjects there if I went for that and if I had another month to spend there. It's always complicated for me to isolate myself and paint on family vacation. But even so I do come back inspired, after a few weeks of contemplation and observation. I'm sure it leaves traces in the mind, when not on the paper. Weather was also a little complicated this year, but that's fine we had a great time anyway. A few more to come...

Skies from kitchen window...




Air looked clear today and I couldn't resist the cloudy sky!
To be back in town is though as usual, far from mother nature. But this is where we work so I guess it will do for now. September as usual comes with a feeling of renewal, but this time there is some new things for real which makes it more exiting than usual to deal with. New working conditions might make a difference hopefully...