A bit more…better? of Sophie Marceau


Lot of work done on this painting of Sophie Marceau, hair, face, her dress, her body, the background and of course her boots…lot of work, good work? I did think so last night, not quite so sure today, maybe the beer and the smoke floating in the atelier change my mood and appreciation last night…:) of course it can always be better, is it finish? don’t think so but I’m not sure, probably still missing a bit of many little things….so there will probably, most certainly be another version sometimes, tonight or tomorrow, don’t know, in a few weeks…sure.

Beaucoup travaillé sur le tableau de Sophie Marceau, le visage, les cheveux, sa robe, enfin tout, et aussi bien sûr ses bottes, beaucoup travaillé, bien travaillé? je ne sais pas trop, hier je me disais oui, aujourd’hui je suis moins sûr, faut dire que hier j’avais pris un peu de bière et il y avait de la fumée dans l’atelier…:) mais je sais qu’elle est plus près de la fin, mais arrivé? sais pas encore….

379-47 Sophie Marceau Huile 24×30(61×76) 2012-08-12

Finally…


Oh yes, finally, something, not new but renewed…Sophie, this version is a few days old and already obsolete….did rework a bit yesterday, and a lot today…the next one will be over the week-end, signed, I don’t think so…but, will see, over the week-end, could have wrote tomorrow, but I prefer to give myself some leaway, or a way out….some latitude, don’t know if you do have this meaning for latitude in english, as for leaway, I guess it is understandable, as for longitude…well, I will stop here…

eh oui finalement quelque chose, pas de nouveau, mais de renouvelé….Sophie, la version, déjà désuète, je déteste le mot obsolète….donc la version de voilà quelques jours, que j’ai retravaillée un peu hier et beaucoup aujourd’hui, je ne crois pas être en mesure de la terminer, mais il y aura une autre version, en fin-de-semaine, je ne dirai pas demain…pour me donner un peu de latitude, et de longitude…:)

379-44 Sophie Marceau Huile 24×30(61×76) 2012-05-29

Also did update the page for this painting, you can access it by going to the In progress page

A tough day…but okay in the end…part I…


Yes it was a long hard day, went from oil to acrylic to pastel and photoshop, not counting that sometimes things happening in you life that upset you…won’t get into the details…it just to point out that I was, still am a little bit in a certain state of mind…no so relaxing…:)))

Started on this Sophie Marceau painting, thought it was over or very minor retouches…wrong….kind of went bizark…I found that it was good but seems to me ‘lifeless’, so decided to add some punch to it…went maybe a bit too far, not that it is completely changed, but changed enough that it still need some rework…so it is not so near to be signed that I though it was last night…

The photo, maybe I’m too much of a perfectionnist, yes….too much? I don’t know…

379-43 Sophie Marceau Huile 24x30(61x76) 2012-04-14

So this is the first part of this saturday…it was still early then, a few more things to come, but now it is getting late, very late, so the rest will come tomorrow or later…:)

Repairs and Sophie…


Reworked this model face, whose nose and lips became almost gigantic or gargantuestic….I really don’t know if there is a translation for that, I guess you got the picture…that’s the whole problem with those steps back or sideway, sidetrack…you need two to correct the one…one to get rid of these mistakes and another to try to get it right…why right is good and left, I suppose bad…if I look to our government here in Canada…at least to me it is not right, ok back to painting…so here’s where it stands now….hopefully the next time I will work on it will be the end….

400-35, Huile sur acrylique, 20x28 po (50x70 cm), Modèle pensive ou souriante?
2012-04-13

And, it was time to move my mind to something else, what’s better than another painting….and Sophie Marceau, in fact the painting of her, I doubt very much she would ever set foot and her boots in my ‘atelier’…oh I can daydream…ok back to painting, my mind seems to be wandering a lot today…so a few little, careful steps…yes back with walking, forward this time, I think…therefore I am…ok stop disgressing, and come with it, in fact this painting is close, very close to get signed, in fact I could almost do it right now, back to right, good and …ok here’s the picture, will see tomorrow or later about signing it…but I try to never sign a painting late at night…can’t see ‘well’ anymore…:)

379-42 Sophie Marceau, Huile sur acrylique, 24x30(61x76), 2012-04-13

Sophie, ‘un encore’


Back on this painting of Sophie Marceau, not quite sure if it is better, compare to the previous one, her face is more ‘flowing’ mainly the hair, work all around the place, to make it a bit more flowing and lightfull, not quite yet where I want it to be, can’t say if it is better or just different than the previous version, but now I think I will let it rest a few days, weeks, not quite ready to sign it yet…

Previous version…

379-40 Sophie Marceau Huile 24x30(61x76) 2012-03-07

and last night version, the latest…

379-41 Sophie Marceau Huile 24x30(61x76) 2012-03-10

Broke the ‘chain’ tonight…


Which chain? not a real one, also not one like Ford invented…just the line of paintings that go around my place, usually I work on the one that came on top after a few weeks usually, started that many years ago, then I used to start many paintings and finish almost none…but tonight I did skip the dancer to work on Sophie Marceau painting…one of my favorite…yeah I know they are all in some way my favorite, but…as for the dancer, this painting is probably finish, just could not decide myself to sign it…

So Sophie jump ahead…did not work much, went with caution, prudence or simply a bit tired and did not want to lose something that so far look pretty good to me…and added this painting page, 379 Sophie Marceau, not much for now, a slideshow, of course more to come…and the latest version picture..

379-39 Sophie Marceau Huile 24x30(61x76) 2012-03-05

I will never learn…


To let a painting go..and sign it, had to rework the latest Sophie’s version…in many points I think it gained something, of course it also lost something…but nothing to dramatic, I think I will let it rest for a few days….not much is missing, at least I think…maybe a bit of work on the eyes, a bit of hair do…and…maybe just sign it…:)

379-38 Sophie Marceau Huile 24x30(61x76) 2012-01-23

Sophie….Marceau


I know that some of you, peoples who come to visit my blog, are eager to see her, Sophie, again…so here’s the latest version, not quite finish yet, but not much missing…which for me is quite difficult to put in term of hours, or days, but soon this painting will rejoin my 2012 collection…

379-37 Sophie Marceau Huile 24x30(61x76) 2012-01-21

and a slideshow…