Yellow Skies

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 →

Montparnasse: too old to rock’n roll, too young to die

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.

Sisyphus at rest and other pictures

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 →

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