Friday, November 2, 2007
A portrait without model to pose... An imaginary portrait... An evasionist portrait... A portrait called "Mustachioed Dracula", in which the author poured out his anger, his anguish, his fear...You can see that painting has a cathartic function, a letting go function, finally, an evasionistic function... It's a 9" x 12" watercolor and acrylic inks on Fabriano 300 g paper. Collection of the artist.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This is a portrait I did last summer in the main parc of Sherbrooke, Jacques Cartier parc. I confess I like readheads - they are an interesting challenge for a painter. Auburn hair could be quite difficult to paint... Toulouse-Lautrec has a few portraits and nudes with "The Englishwoman from Dover" (the legend says he was totally in love with that one...) Myself, I didn't have the time to fall in love - and neither did I have the inclination (being shamefully monogame - almost 26 years of marriage with the same woman...) but I liked her. Technically, no different than most of my stuff... I should maybe change the materials...?
Monday, October 29, 2007
If caricature means "exaggerated" then yes, one can make a nude AND a caricature in the same painting... I kind of exaggerated a bit, in color, composition and drawing of the background figure... Wasn't something intentional, I do "caricatures" almost without knowing it... It's in my artist blood... As usual, a 9" x 12" watercolor and acrylic ink, on Strathmore 300 g paper. If interested, you know were to find me...