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You come to nature with all your theories, and she knocks them all flat.

Collines enneigées - Pastel sur papier sablé 9x12 po - Cantley Québec Canada

Snowy hills 2 – Pastel – 9×12 – Cantley Québec Canada

Collines enneigées - Pastel sur papier sablé 9x12 po - Cantley Québec Canada

The subject for that painting came after a couple inches of snow (again…) followed be a sunny day (at last…) Cantley in Québec is a region full of hills and forest. The town is litterally covered with woodland. Behind our place is such a rugged “boisé” filled with rocks and dead trees. From my kitchen window […]

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Study 5 – Pastel on sanded paper 7×9 in

Series of studies in pastel

Study 5 – Pastel on sanded paper 7×9 in

J’ai fait ces études au pastel inspiré par le travail d’Elizabeth Mowry. Pourquoi des études ? Pour apprendre une technique particulière, découvrir une nouvelle palette de couleurs et comprendre le travail d’un artiste admiré. Le procédé des études remontent à l’antiquité. Les maîtres donnaient des classes et les étudiants les copiaient pour perfectionner leur technique. […]

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Study 4 – Pastel on sanded paper 13×13 in

Why a study in painting?

Study 4 – Pastel on sanded paper 13×13 in

One of my last pastel painting. A 13 x 13 in in the style of Elizabeth Mowry, an outstanding americain pastelist. You can look at my other studies here. Why a study? To learn a specific technique, work with a different colour palette and understand the world of an admired artist. The process goes back to […]

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In the Hills 14 - Pastel on Sanded Paper 24x24in - Sold

Series of Works In the Hills

In the Hills 14 - Pastel on Sanded Paper 24x24in - Sold

Series of works about the hills of Outaouais (Collines de l’Outaouais), a region that encompasses seven municipalities in Outaouais, north of Ottawa (Canada). Of course, it’s my own personnal vision of the Collines. A lot of forest, a few corn fields here and there and full of hills, kind of mounds of not more than […]

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In the Hills 1

First painting on a series of works about the hills of Outaouais (Collines de l’Outaouais), a region that encompasses seven municipalities in Outaouais, north of Ottawa (Canada). Of course, it’s my own personnal vision of the Collines. A lot of forest, a few corn fields here and there and full of hills, kind of mounds […]

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Brasier #1

This is the first painting from the series of artworks titled Brasier. When I was paintings it, I wanted to do a diversion from the last one of the Terre de Feux series of works. Almost as if I was bored of these paintings, despite the real pleasure I took painting them. The reds appear […]

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Van Gogh is fascinating!

Van Gogh? You know Van Gogh, dont’ you? The famous painter who gives us “Les tournesols” (The sunflowers) painting that you see upper-left corner of this blog ? One out of many on that subject… The painter who created more than 900 paintings and 1100 drawings?  Of which more than 150 oil paintings in the last year of his life in […]

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Unforgiving but indispensable!

The “Brasier” series of works depicts the power of forest fires. This series of works have been quite popular. Brilliant! Flaming! Powerful ! Burning! Fires are destructive, lethal, but a necessary evil for some kind of trees to regenerate. Unforgiving but indispensable! Good viewing!

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Terre de Printemps 4 - 24" x 40" Alt

Series of works “Terre de printemps”

Terre de Printemps 4 - 24" x 40" Alt

Acrylics series “Terre de printemps”

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