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.. !!

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:
2. Vicki Hodwick:
3. Melissa Sabin:
4. Marie Plocharz:
5. Alan Lewis:

mercredi 18 novembre 2009


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.


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).