vendredi 5 novembre 2010

Cityscape Night #1

The strong color contrasts with iPhone paintings make the night-viewes really interesting, mixing shadows and high-lights.
Here is one of my first attempts.
iPad painting.

mercredi 13 octobre 2010

Lake Monteynard. watercolors.

I paint this one straight on my sketchbook, while fishing on the lake.
Then I used Brushes on the laptop to make it at my own idea.

lundi 11 octobre 2010

French Polynesia #1

This is a painting for Kailea, daughter of my friend Chasta.
A view about the island they are living at.
Huahine, and the harbor with boats coming from all other islands of the French Polynesia.
This one comes from Papeete.

I did this painting while looking at two photos I took four years ago when I was travelling there.
I mixed the hut and pier from the first picture and I added some poeple from the 2nd pic, changing the place of the persons.
Here are the pics below :

samedi 9 octobre 2010

Lake Monteynard. watercolors.

I try the same way than last drawing, but with real watercolors on a real sketchbook.
Cool result as well.
I will keep on this way too.

vendredi 8 octobre 2010

Lake Monteynard. Digital 4

I try the simple strokes style on the laptop painting.
Cool result, so I'll keep on this way.

Lake Monteynard. Digital 3

Well, I'm improving the oil painting skills.
This one looks like a drawing and not a too close copy from the photograph.
I want more abstract strokes.
Coming soon.

Here is the photograph, from last september :

jeudi 7 octobre 2010

Olbia. Sardaigne.

I went to the Sardinia Island in Italia during springtime in 2008 and 2009.
Already painted some watercolors from these journeys.
Here is the first digital Oil-brush painting.
Not so bad, but doesn't sound really good to me.
Next one will be better !
Stay tuned.

Here is the photograph used for this painting at home.
I show this photo because some "friends" of mine asked if I used the photoshop settings to turn directly my photos into paintings with the software. I definitely want to show that the painting is not copied and pasted from the photo, it's really painted on a white paper, looking at the photo beside on the screen. You can see big differences about the lines and perspectives if you compare the model and the paintings.

mardi 5 octobre 2010

San Francisco 1

I went to northern California four years ago.
San Francisco is now my favourite city ever, so many viewes there were definitely unforgettable.
Here is the first painting from this journey.
It was october, cool autumn weather.
I still have to work before catching my own way painting.
But already pretty good.

Here is the photograph about this painting :

samedi 2 octobre 2010

Bee Hives

Two bee-hives near my place in the Vercors Natural Park.
I'm practising the Oil-brush tool from software and it looks like cool.
But now, I have to find my own way of painting.
Not so easy.
Big deal coming to me.
That's life.

Here is below the photograph about this painting :

jeudi 30 septembre 2010

lake Monteynard. Digital 2

This painting comes from a photograph I took last autumn 2009 while the lake was really low tide.
I used the tool "Oil Brush" and I like the easy way to paint oil-brush-style on the iPad.
Probably I will keep on this idea.

lundi 27 septembre 2010

Lake Monteynard. Digital 1

First attempt with digital painting, here is the Lake Monteynard during september sunset.
I will try all painting tools from the software.
Wait and see.

samedi 18 septembre 2010


On the way to the daily kitesurf session at the Lake Monteynard, I drive along this country side near the village Saint-Paul-les-Monestier.
Sometimes, I stop, I waste a moment, looking at these fields, the forests, and the different colors when the seasons change.
30cmX20cm, watercolors.

mardi 14 septembre 2010

Brussels city

I went to Brussels on august the 23th in order to help my 2nd daughter Charlotte to change place and go to Paris for her job.
I don't remember the name of this park with roses, trees, so quiet in the middle of the great city.
I was drawing directly in the park and was not used to feel people behind my shoulder looking at my doodles ;)
Normaly I'm definitely alone in the mountains while drawing.
Good experience.
35cmX20cm, watercolors.

lundi 13 septembre 2010

Lake Monteynard.

A bush tree near the Lake Monteynard, about 20mn driving from my place.
From a photo made while fishing there last 2010 august morning.
40cmX25cm, watercolors.

dimanche 12 septembre 2010


A view of a village near my place in the Natural Vercors Regional Park.
From a photo during last january 2010 when driving there to a snowkiting session.
55cmX40cm, watercolors.

vendredi 2 juillet 2010


Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors.
Village de Saint Guillaume.
Un peu trop chargé, j'aimerais bien résumer plus radicalement.
Encore des efforts à faire.
Et voici ci-dessous la photo d'origine.

dimanche 27 juin 2010

Nelchina. Alaska.

Towards Nelchina.
Along Glenn Highway 1.

mercredi 16 juin 2010

Chez le fleuriste.

C'est un sujet qui marche à tous les coups, un beau bouquet de fleurs.
Ici en cours d'assemblage, dans un magasin de fleuriste à Grenoble.
Avec le temps qu'il fait en ce moment dans nos Alpes, pas le moment d'aller dessiner les fleurs dans les champs...

mardi 15 juin 2010


Serre-Ponçon Lake.
Plage de Savines.
Kitesurfing spot.

lundi 14 juin 2010

Valdez. Alaska.

Valdez repairing harbor.

jeudi 10 juin 2010

Lake Monteynard.

Lake Monteynard.
La Pointe de Savel.

mardi 8 juin 2010

Venezia #2

Normaly I paint from my own photographs, that means I've been at this location and choose the view from my own feeling.
My opinion is that a painting from another photograph, seen in a magazine, is not really mine.
I call it "training".
Here is one from an old GEO magazine found at the dentist's waiting room.
50cmX40cm, watercolors.

lundi 7 juin 2010

Mendeltna Café. Alaska.

Mendeltna Café.
Along Glenn Highway 1.
2010 april.

dimanche 30 mai 2010

Automne dans le Diois.

Not so easy about painting landscapes during summer time, everything is green everywhere.
That' the reason why autumn is my favourite season for watercolors.
Winter time is great, as well.
And so is spring.
But I'm available for painting mainly during summer time...

jeudi 27 mai 2010

City training.

Many thanks to my painting instructor.
Some training doodles for further city viewes about Alaska coming soon.

mercredi 26 mai 2010

Flowers training

Painting training for spring flowers coming soon in our mountains around.

Flowers training

Painting training for spring flowers coming soon in our mountains around.

mercredi 12 mai 2010

Venezia #1

At the dentist' waiting-room, reading a GEO magazine, I turned one of the pictures into a personal view.

dimanche 9 mai 2010

Valdez fishing harbor. AK

Back from Alaska. Some doodles will come out next further days.
Here the tinny fishing harbor.
Famous for halibut.