Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Probing deeper into a new approach...

My recent works have seen a gradual intensification in color and contrast, the last painting being some sort of an apex...
 

I'm still seeking a better balance between opacity and transparency, acrylic colors and acrylic inks, total coverage of canvas and partial coverage of canvas...

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A gradual switch to more intense colors...

My last three paintings illustrate my recent move towards brighter colors (even pure colors) to jazz up my work after a relatively long period of calm...




I've continued to build on my use of vertical and horizontal lines as a means to express movement. I let the paint flow in total freedom welcoming any "happy accident' along the way!

P.S. Over the last few years, I often used pastel/attenuated colors as a means to tone down my sometimes more aggressive painting subjects...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

An exploration of horizontal lines...

Piggybacking on the look of my recent paintings, I painted a number of subjects letting acrylic colors and inks flow horizontally and vertically to create movement. A new style seems to be emerging...





Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tackling different subjects with dripping paint...

Somewhat obsessed with horizontal paint drips, I tried the approach on a girl riding a pony and on a design using a ballistic model and two fighting eagles...



  This definitely gives me the incentive to go beyond painting faces with this technique...

Saturday, November 10, 2018

My latest production... pushing ecological subjects...

My latest paintings further explored black ink, metal sheets and the use of collage for textural effects...




With this recent trend, I want to incorporate more movement into my works...

Sunday, September 30, 2018

"A fish called Wanda"... more ink than paint this time!

Deciding to tackle climate change (I'm an ecologist by formation), I produced this last painting with the impact of extreme inundations in mind:



I tipped the scale on the ink side this time, simply because I liked the first layer with acrylic ink.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Using copper leaves with an Australian subject...

After having used gold and silver leaves for my recent painting backgrounds, I was left with copper leaves as a last avenue for experimentation...


Recently, I was deeply moved after having discovered the music of an exceptional aboriginal artist,  named Gurrumul, who unfortunately died last year from chronic illness. I chose to depict a younger Gurrumul and I tried to emulate the Australian desert using torn copper leaves... I like the wild look of this painting!

P.S. This time I tried to balance fluid paint and impasto paint...