Friday, December 21, 2007
If you like milk in your coffee, you'll like Anna's color: a superbe light Burnt Omber. She is a superbe model, too. Not only beautiful but gifted. There are models whom are beautiful but nor gifted, yes. Models who do not know where to put their hands, who just lay flat on their back (I don't say some foot seen in perspective is not an interesting problem to draw but finally all the rest are flat...) So, when you have a model like Anna, you thank God for his mercy (or generosity, whatever) and draw...and paint... I would say such models, rare, are a blessing and get me inspired. I hope you'll think the same think looking at my painting (or drawing, whatever). As usual, it's a 9' x 12' Strathmore paper, acrylic ink and watecolor.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
This is a painting I was commissioned to do by some young friends of mine... I've combined a Québec landscape and the Welsh corgi image (he was the star of the thing; a present for the anniversary of the father who owned the dog...) I've used a lot of "fire orange" and it seems that the father liked the present. Sometimes, I feel like Real Lessard, le québecois who was, along Van Meegeren and David Stein, a grand faussaire... He had a billionaire who quite regularly came to him and tell him his dreams, his visions... And Lessard, who was also a great artist not only a faussaire (it takes a lot of talent to be a faussaire, you know...) put the billionaire's vision on big canvases... and that one paid him 100000 $ or 200000 $... I could do the same, given the right conditions. But ou sont les milliardaires d'antan?