Month: January 2016

Feels like I’m being watched

(la version française suit l’anglais) This is a view of my studio right now. Feels like my paintings are looking at me all the time!! I finished the third test painting this week. I think I’m satisfied, yet I have to wait a while before I can say that… sometimes I am so close to my work, that I need to analyze something else for a while to detach myself from it and come back with a more objective eye. I started a fourth test painting. You can see the preliminary drawing up here.  Probably my last one for the Clara. Then I would like to start my Schumann portraits tests. I need to find my model though and take the reference pictures, which is not an easy task. Finding a model is arduous. I have been pondering over this for at least a year. I have someone in mind, someone I think would be perfect for the job.  However I ignore if that person will agree to model for me and if he does, I wonder if he’ll be a “good” …

Back in the studio

(La version française suit l’anglais) Happy New Year! Hope you’ve had a great Christmas Holiday. I am back home after a 2 week vacation. I was back in my studio with great excitement. I spent a lot of my vacation time looking at impressionist art on the internet and it gave me all these ideas! Hence, I am excited to start painting and try it all out. It’s always easier in my head though… so it is not turning out exactly how I want it too, but I’m working at it. I am finishing up the painting I had started before Christmas. It is not yet finished, but I’m almost there. I am not yet satisfied with her face, not sure what to work on really. I need time to think. And  I need to rework the background too as my black did not turn out good (you can’t see it on the picture).  Should be finished by the start of next week.   Bonne année! J’espère que vous avez passé de belles vacances de …