Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Limited Palette, the BD look

25x25 oil on linen 



 For years now everyone who sees my paintings in the beginning stages tells me to leave them like they are.  So be it. 

Recently Suzanne came to a party and said, "that is the Paris of my memories." 

Urban life was less colourful.  Neon signage wasn't in your face and we didn't have cell phones.  Quel horreur.  No internet. Sacré Bleue.  Things were dusty, or perhaps it's my memory.

So I've had BDs in mind. If you're French you know what a BD is.  It is a bande dessiné, a graphic novel.  The French are master illustrators. Here is a great website BDNET.COM  to find the latest tendences and those all time classics.  I love XIII

Eat your heart out.







Friday, 22 August 2014

My Paintings Make a Fashion Statement, oh la la!


Thanks to Sarah Hasch from In3Arts my paintings are in the window displays of this high end clothing store.  So cool!

Okay, if you follow me on FB you've already seen it. 

The shop is Tolub in Metz, right close to Luxembourg.  Run in and buy your Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegilda Zegna, Gucci, Hugo Boss and the likes. Don't forget a Brooksby to hang along with those chic fringues.

Check out the photos on Facebook

Monday, 11 August 2014

photo from Charlotte

Last week Charlotte G. sent me this photo after visiting Saint Paul de Vence.  Three of my paintings hanging in galerie Rustinoff  or  galerie Joel Guyot .  
All three paintings are 120cm wide so that makes a big wall. 

This is what she wrote:

Tu es partout!!
Et c'était tes toiles qui étaient les plus belles bien sur;-))
Bisous

Thanks Charlotte!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Angel Diner

Angel Diner, oil on canvas 80x120 cm --



There was a third figure in this painting but it didn't work so I had to cut it. You know, like editing a book. 

What I like about this painting is the play of depth because of the Marylin poster and the mirrors and the sunlight bleaching out the figure to the right.  Diners are chrome and shiny.

This particular diner is in Washington, D.C.,  near Constitution Avenue. 

Lots of people here in Paris associate my painting with Hopper.  I think that it is the American style of painting which unavoidably exits off my brush.  Hopper is  one of the most known contemporary realists.

Yes, Hopper did Diners but he also did landscapes, which I find terribly boring .  Last year I did not go see his expo in Paris at the Grand Palais, one because I know his work well, two because I try to avoid painting like him.  It just comes out.  I'd rather be associated with the amazing colorist: Wyane Thiebaud.  But he's less known on this side of the Atlantic. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Umbrella painting - a spatula knife painting

Blue Umbrella 19x19cm



This painting is from an image taken on rue de Commerce in the 15th arrondissement in Paris.  I love shopping there!  It is one of the latest forty that I've furnished to Carré d'artistes.  I don't know yet where it will be, will let you know as soon as I do.