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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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Francis Bacon (Irish Painter 1909-1992)

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

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Why 500 pastels?

The seasoned oil painting artist only needs about twelve oil color tubes. Pastel painting needs a few hundred pastel sticks. A big difference! Why so few basic colors in oil painting? Because the artist can mix them to create any desired color. For example, blue with yellow give green. Red with blue give violet. I can’t create color in pastel, so the number of colors I can put on a pastel painting is equals to the number of different pastels stick I have. Ideally I would have an infinite number of those, but I only have about 500. Oh well…

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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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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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Series of works “Terre de nuit”

These few paintings were inspired by the mysteries and the ghosts hiding in the nights when we were young (and not so young …) Dark blues always attracted me, like children are attracted by scary things lurking in the dark. Spirits springing from the depth et knowledge out of ignorance. Isn’t knowledge the way to liberty?

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Van Gogh signed “Vincent” Do you know why?

A few days ago I was talking about Van Gogh and one of its painting entitled “Les champs de blé”. Fascinating that Van Gogh, right? Vincent was his first name. His full name at birth was Vincent Willem van Gogh. Well, with such a name I would have signed it on my paintings! It’s a question […]

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