I offered myself a day at the museum last week, I went to see and sketch (with an ink pen) a collection of paintings from Modigliani, Chaïm Soutine, Kisling and some other “Montparnasse” painters.
This here is a color study of one of Suzanne Valadon’s paintings. “Portrait de Maria Lani
Here some more information about Suzanne Valadon, “beautiful and free-spirited”
I loved her color combinations and wrote down every little detail about the color composition. I did the coloring at home, as the oil pastels can get really messy, and there were so many people there in the exhibition….
CLOWNS at the Samovar Theater – Cédric et Isabelle – ink, watercolor, oilpastel, 9.4 x 12.6 inch
I did 9 reportage drawings last Saturday evening at a Clowns’ Theater play for our new project Atelier 325. You can read everything about the play and see all the other drawings by clicking on the above drawing of the three clowns Isabelle, Adonus and Cédric.
Did I tell you already that I love to sit on my sofa in the morning, sipping tea and drawing… Giving up the need of wanting to create something special is not an easy task. I almost reached this blessed state of an artist’s mind this morning. Lot’s of joy doing it. The outcome, Chaos, interesting. Motto: Give it up and see what happens.
Discovery of Chaos – pen and ink drawing, oilpastel, graphit crayon
CATERPILLAR - Oilpastel on Acrylic
I’m into Nature these days. Incredible, nature can be so whimsical. I don”t know this little guy’s name, but nature has painted two big black eyes, and even the light reflection, so to scare away his/her predators. To me, it just looks cute.
ink, oilpastel, chinese chopstick:) - My Moleskine Sketchbook
I worked at the Salon de la Photo and did this sketch during a quiet moment – of which there were very few….
This morning, frustrated by what seems to look like lack of time, I grabbed some oil-pastels and partly colored this sketch. Of course, you have to lay some tissue paper into the double page of the Moleksine sketchbook, if you don’t want sticky bits of oilpastels everywhere on the page. I think this is a nice way to emphasize certain parts of a sketch which are important to you, – without having to drag out the watercolor when you just have some minutes.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not a big fan of fast art, but sometimes it’s either Fast or Nothing. Question of survival !
With love from Paris