A wee study for a new watercolour in the making. It's a very small 4x4 inches format on soft handmade 120-grammes watercolour paper (hence very hard to work with as my preferred grammage is 600 g which is a bit like cardboard and suits my style of painting best as I keep adding layers and... Continue Reading →
Inspired by the picture from my previous post, here's a digital watercolour rendition of that still life.
here's a new version of my watercolour slideshow, revised and updated with a good many new watercolours which were painted recently. You can download it at this URL: http://antimuseum.online.fr/slideshow/slideshow1.pdf
One day I was looking for new subjects and while browsing my notes I then took a look across the back of our building and then I realised that there was so much happening around us that I might even probably uncover a few dozen subjects in themselves just looking at the buildings around me,... Continue Reading →
As I am getting ready for the Aquarella 2009 exhibition which is due to take place in the West of Paris (Rueil Malmaison to be precise), I have recently produced a new series of rooftop watercolours the idea of which was initiated years ago (see bottom picture). I added a sequel to that rooftop picture... Continue Reading →
I keep hearing that Montparnasse is no longer what it used to be, that the old spirit is no longer there, that the Montparnos, these bohemian artists aren't around anymore. Well, all the nay-sayers are at it to show that Montparnasse is a thing of the past, dead and buried. But rest assured you lovers of French culture, this is not true.
These are 3 miniature watercolours [10cmx10cm] which I have just finished painting. Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyers Volcano in the Normandy city of Le Havre (left) to start with; Secondly, the Rose Garden in Blois, in the Loire Valley (right); And lastly, more surreal and metaphorical, Sisyphus at rest (below). For the benefit of those who... Continue Reading →
Following a previous post on a watercolour of the Villa Hallé (situated near Denfert Rochereau, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris) in several stages, here is another variation on this theme in acrylics. The Villa (not a house per se, but a private street in Parisian lingo) is a small passageway with housing developments on... Continue Reading →
I spotted that white legged shopwindow cat in Douvres (not Dover, but its Normandy equivalent, Douvres la Délivrande, near Caen). This little town is mostly famous for its art nouveau pharmacy and its beautiful church but what caught my eye on that Easter day when we were taking a stroll over there is a cat... Continue Reading →