dimanche 27 décembre 2009

Daily Journal December 27th

Daily Journal: trying a new media for me: gouache for these two little friends sitting on the mantelpiece.

Un essai à la gouache sur papier teintes vives de Canson pour ces deux petits personnages installés sur la cheminée.

samedi 26 décembre 2009

Daily Journal & EDM # 254 A bundle of Joy

Un Noël heureux en famille !

Peter Rabbit (2)

Pour le bébé d'Anne. A l'aquarelle
For my niece's baby to come. Watercolour in my Moleskine sketchbook.

Peter Rabbit (1)

Pour le bébé d'Anne. Aux crayons de couleur.
For my niece's baby to come. Caran d'Ache colour pencils.

Randocroquis Décembre 2009 (2/2)

Aquarelle dans mon carnet Moleskine pour le second thème du mois de décembre.

jeudi 17 décembre 2009

Last two pages for Kate's Art Journalling class



Cinq semaines enrichissantes avec un groupe motivé et dynamique, des échanges fructueux et un professeur d'une grande générosité; merci Kate de ton soutien et je ne manquerai pas de me joindre à d'autres classes quand tu en proposeras.

Before the family gets here, I wanted to post these last two pages before the end of Kate's class: wonderful five weeks with plenty of new friends and lots of help and advice from a very generous teacher: Thanks Kate, I'll be looking for more of your classes!

mardi 15 décembre 2009

AJ Daily Journal



En manque de croquis pendant ces journées de courses de Noël. Mais là, le coucher de soleil était magnifique !

I found a lot of "good" excuses for not sketching for a few days lately because of Christmas shopping; but on the way back home this evening , the sunset had glorious colours I tried to remember !

vendredi 11 décembre 2009

My Daily Journal in Kate's class





A very interes ting visit at the Rodin Museum.

EDM # 252 Pine trees


Trying different pens and watercolour.

jeudi 10 décembre 2009

Daily Journal


Un jour à garder en mémoire même si ce n'était pas toujours épanouissant, mais grâce à Kate Johnson et son cours en ligne, je pense maintenant que d'écrire tous les souvenirs est une bonne façon de profiter au maximum de chaque moment et de redonner leur vraie dimension à des événements que j'aurais sinon considérés comme négatifs ou sans importance.

A day to remember, not all inspiring, but the result was OK and thanks to Kate's class I now tend to think writing down all memories is a good way to make the most of every moment and give back a proper "dimension" to events I would otherwise consider as negative or not important.

lundi 7 décembre 2009

My last page in my Daily Journal


Un essai de croquis d'après le site "Posemaniacs.com". Pas facile de garder les bonnes proportions. Crayons de couleur Derwent dans mon carnet Moleskine.

I wanted to try drawing faces and bodies so I went to "Posemaniacs.com", thanks to somebody's advice (sorry I don't remember the name) but I found it difficult to keep the correct proportions! Anyway here is the result with Derwent colour pencils in my Moleskine WC sketchbook..

Artist Journal + 2 other paintings



That's th watercolour painting I finished on Sunday for tha watercolour class.



I finally managed to finish this acrylics painting I had started a few months ago





I kept sneezing all weekend and spent a lot of time running for my tissue box !
But since the weather was awful again, it was good staying warm at home to sketch and paint.

jeudi 3 décembre 2009

Monthly Sketch Project December (1b)


Watercolour.
I just love these "hairy"cows !

mercredi 2 décembre 2009

Monthly Sketch Project - December (1a)


Une fontaine dans les Alpes de Haute Provence.
Cette fois-ci j'ai utilisé des crayons Derwent aquarellables au lieu du feutre et de l'aquarelle (sauf pour le fond). Bien sûr, c'est moins ressemblant pour les couleurs mais l'essai valait la peine.

Since I was the one who sent this photo of a fountain in the South of France, I thought it was right for me to sketch it ! But instead of doing it with ink and colour, this time I decided to use Derwent Inktense and Derwent Graphitone watercolour pencils (except for the background). Of course the likeness (as far as colours are concerned) is not absolutely correct but it was worth a try !

More work for the Art Journal class



I've spent a lot of time sketching and painting lately.
So here are two pages of my work: testing different tools.

lundi 30 novembre 2009

EDM # 250 and 251


Secure in my home, away from the grey sky and the rain, that's the best time to sketch!

Art Journal





I subscribed to Cathy Johnson Art Journal class but for the last two weeks I didn't manage to really start the journal itself though I had things written and sketches done. This morning I decided this was THE day.. and I posted 19 pages( !!!) of my journal !! I'll just show you a sample .
The rest is on Flickr.. If you have time to spend... It's all yours here.. !!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinepittet/sets/72157622905033254/

lundi 23 novembre 2009

25th Sketchcrawl in theJardin des Plantes in Paris









Des croquis à l'intérieur de la Galerie de l'Evolution, dans les jardins, à la Mosquée de Paris toute proche et enfin dans le RER sur le chemin du retour chez moi. Un bien bon moment!
A few skethes inside, outside, in Paris Mosque and on the train back home
.A very good day !

dimanche 22 novembre 2009

Blog Award


Great ! Raena has very kindly given me an award! Thanks a lot Raena !

The rules are:
I need to pass this award on to five people (hard job..), post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.
So here we go:

1. Where is your cell phone?…pocket
2. Your hair?… short
3. Your mother?… sweet
4. Your father?… dead
5. Your favorite food?… chicken
6. Your dream last night?… sketchy
7. Your favorite drink?…champagne
8. Your dream/goal?… relaxation
9. What room are you in?… study
10. Your hobby?… sketching
11. Your fear?… illness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?…ahead
13. Where were you last night?… home
14. Something that you aren’t?… greedy
15. Muffins?… yummy
16. Wish list item?… workshop
17. Where did you grow up?… Paris
18. Last thing you did?… shopping
19. What are you wearing?… jeans
20. Your TV?… boring
21. Your Pets?… dead
22. Friends?… kind
23. Your life?… free
24. Your mood?… anxious
25. Missing Someone?… sister
26. Vehicle?… Citroën
27. Something you're not wearing?… ribbons
28. Your favorite store?… art
29. Your favorite colour?… black
30. When was the last time you laughed?… yesterday
31. Last time you cried?…week
32. Your best friend?… husband
33. One place that I go to over and over?… Chambord
34. Facebook?… rarely
35. Favorite place to eat?… Home

I leave this award to: (I wish the list could have been much longer though!)
1. Shirley: http://www.paperandthreads.com
2. Vicki Hodwick: http://vickiholdwick.blogspot.com/2009/
3. Melissa Sabin: http://redtape.typepad.com
4. Marie Plocharz: http://itsaboutartanddesign.blogspot.com/
5. Alan Lewis: http://alanonthe3rdstone.blogspot.com/

mercredi 18 novembre 2009

Watercolours



Deux autres aquarelles (avec une grande aide de l'artiste!) faites lors du premier jour de stage avec Jacqueline Pelon.
Two more watercolour paintings (with great help from the artist!) done during the first day of Jacqueline Pelon's class.

watercolours


Une aquarelle faite pendant l'atelier du mardi avec Michel Bertrand à Vigny.
A watercolour painting done with Michel Bertrand ( watercolour workshop on Tuesdays in Vigny)

EDM # 248 & 249


Two "old" objects I like..

mardi 10 novembre 2009

The Virtal Paintout - November 2009


8428 Peggys Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Monthly Sketch Project November (1)


One sketch -out of two which were suggested - done with Derwent Inktense pencils.

mercredi 4 novembre 2009

EDM # 247 Something creepy


"Cousin, faucheux, maringouin", -"tipule" pour le nom savant - peu importe l'étiquette - ce genre de bestiole, même si je sais que ce n'est pas dangereux, me donne la chair de poule, et c'est toujours près de moi qu'elles viennent.. dommage pour elles !!.

A crane fly (daddy longlegs) is always creepy for me: I know it's not dangerous but I can't stand it when they come inside and fly about the room -always near me (too bad for them, then !!!)

Autre chose qui me donne encore plus la chair de poule en ce moment, c'est la clinique Ste Marie avec ces examens qui approchent......

Another really creepy thing for me at the moment : this private hospital where I'll undergo medical investigations next week... Stressful..

lundi 2 novembre 2009

"Les gris mettent en valeur les couleurs"


Thème donné pour le "concours" de peinture à La Chaussée St Victor (aquarelle)

Watercolour for the challenge: " Greys enhance other colours".

dimanche 1 novembre 2009

Randocroquis - Thème de Novembre (1)


Travail à l'encre pour ces arbres dénudés et en contre-jour pour ce premier thème de Novembre.
I used ink to sketch these trees with no leaves left on them (for the Randocroquis November challenge).