The final touch…


It must be the year ending that closing on us, but I do feel the urge to clean my sites, mainly moving works siting in the ‘in progress’ section and who are finished, for a long time now, and also making the little making of film, which comes at the end…

Ce doit être la fin de l’année qui arrive à grand pas, mais je sens le besoin de faire le ménage dans mes sites, entre autres plusieurs toiles et pastels sont dans la section ‘en cours’ et en fait sont terminés, et aussi temps de faire le petit film qui généralement indique la fin….

The final version of this work, I don’t know exactly how to define it, mixed media I guess….watercolor, gouache, masking tape….got to pay attention next time to paste the paper more steadily, it is all wavy and difficult to work, well I guess it was mainly some kind of experiment, with watercolor, gouache and even tape, and white areas where the tape was pasted…a bit of everything….

La version finale de ce sketch en techniques mixtes….comme toujours j’aurais pu encore le peaufiner, mais c’est un sketch enfin peut-être aussi une peinture aquarelle, enfin aquarelle avec un peu d’acrylique et plus de gouache…j’ai aussi appris que je devrai porter une plus grande attention à bien fixer le papier sur son support avant de commencer, et de mieux ‘planifier’ le positionnement du ruban gommé….:) C’est vraiment une peinture techniques mixtes, il y a même du ruban, des zones blanches où il y avait du ruban, j’aurais du peindre le ruban…ou l’enlever, enfin la prochaine fois ce sera mieux planifié…

429-15, violet et bottes noires, Aquarelle, acrylique et gouache, 12×18 po (30×45 cm) 2013-05-29

Et un court petit film/and a short making of film…

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et aussi pourquoi pas la photo du modèle…
and may as well show this model’s photograph

Finally, it will be a watercolor…


Still not to good on the production, still to many things keep me away from the easel, but at least did here and there some work on this watercolor, wasn’t sure if it would be mixed media or watercolor, but know it is mainly a watercolor, used a bit of acrylic to correct a few things, but kept mainly working with watercolors. so here’s the latest version, and another slideshow, there was a few versions, don’t know if the last one is better, seems to me that the drawing is better, but did loose something with the colors, I guess I will have to wait a bit to really feel if it is good enough or not…

Toujours pas trop productif, trop de choses me tiennent loin de l’atelier, mais j’ai tout-de-même continué cette aquarelle, oui finalement ce sera une aquarelle, bien utilisé un peu d’acrylique, pour masquer ou éclaircir certaines parties, mais finalement plutôt travaillé essentiellement à l’aquarelle…toujours passablement de difficultés, mais je me suis obstiné à continuer, et finalement je l’aime bien cette peinture….pas parfaite, trop d’erreurs, mais je prends goût à ce médium…donc la prochaine fois que je passerai au magasin d’art, pense que je devrai aller du côté des produits pour l’aquarelle…en plus des autres…:)

La dernière version, et encore une fois le diaporama, il y a eu plusieurs versions, elles ont toutes quelque chose que j’aime, j’espère que la dernière est la meilleure…pense que le dessin est meiux, par contre, les couleurs sont un peu trop atténuées, enfin j’en aurai une meilleure idée dans quelques jours…

429-09 – Modèle suit violet et bottes noires Aquarelle, 12×18 po, 30×45 cm 2013-03-22

Cindy will wait…and waterbase mediums


could not decide to leave Cindy alone, finally did, but kept working on a watercolor, more like mixed media, so why not adding leftover of acrylic paint, diluted, and tonight kept going with a bit of watercolor again, that work on paper was begun early may, so here’s ‘la suite’….

Je ne me décidais pas à laisser Cindy, finalement je l’ai mis de côté, mais continué une aquarelle, en fait technique mixte, encre et aquarelle et pouquoi pas un peu d’acrylique, et revenu à l’aquarelle ce soir…une que j’avais commencé début mai, voici la suite…

420-08 Inconnue au manteau de fourrure Aquarelle et encre, 22×30 po, 55×76 cm 2012-08-01

And ‘la suite’…


Not much time for painting today, so here’s the latest versions of this watercolor and ink, it is coming pretty good to my liking, anyway….did also a bit of oil painting on this model wearing gloves, but not much, so update on this one will have to wait…tomorrow…I will try….

Tonight no painting, cut on my drinking, did not have much of a choice, but tonight is one of those, that I will leave myself a bit of leeway…so time for les Foufounes électriques…here in Montréal…

so the latest version and a slideshow, as well as the link to this painting page, 420 – Model wearing a fur coat, animal fur or synthetic can’t say, but no animal were harmed in this work, except maybe a few hair for the brushes, can’t say for the coat…

420-06 Inconnue au manteau de fourrure Aquarelle et encre, 22×30 po, 55×76 cm 2012-05-23

And the slideshow

Off the comfort zone…


Once in a while, I do feel the need to get out of the well knowned to me trail of painting or drawing, the way I do usually, sometimes I will use collage to do that, not this time, I went for ink and watercolor.

Besides, the model photo is not a very high quality one, in fact a cut out of a newspaper, small black and white add, poor quality, so the temptation to copy too much the photograph will not be there, at least not to strong, difficult to copy what you don’t see well…:), the photo, a bit reworked in photoshop.

I do like ink and watercolor, but more for sketching, and also the aspect of pasting the paper, and you can see that yes it is a little ‘butched’…:) no patience for this, or not enough knowledge….., preparing the sketch is not one of my favorite aspect, I like to start quick and more than often without sketching, correcting afterward in the following stages…so not much preparation for me, except usually for the photograph I’m using. Besides, I don’t like working on the flat, so often I do work watercolor and ink on the easel….trying to be careful about drippings…but this time I felt I did need a pencil sketch before…also decided to flip the image, in another version in photoshop…can’t quite remember why…:))

420-01 Inconnue au manteau de fourrure Aquarelle et encre, 22×30 po, 55×76 cm 2012-05-23

And there you have the first two steps, just a bit of watercolor and a few lines drawned in ink, the rest later today or early tomorrow, in fact it is already a bit more advanced

, just waiting to have more to show…

420-02 Inconnue au manteau de fourrure Aquarelle et encre, 22×30 po, 55×76 cm 2012-05-23

420-03 Inconnue au manteau de fourrure Aquarelle et encre, 22×30 po, 55×76 cm 2012-05-23

But already, I must say that I do like the feel of it, even if like I said I don’t work often in these mediums, most of the time I like the free flowing aspect of it, even if my tendancy to add details must be kind of swept away for a while….