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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
Monthly Archives: April 2015
You start painting the moment you look at the subject, not with the first brushstroke. — Josef Zbukvik Zbukvik’s quote is so true. How many times do I catch myself looking and longing to paint it? And at the very same … Continue reading
“Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude.” — Eugène Delacroix, 1798-1863 When I decide to draw or paint I first think of my subject and then the paper. As tonight I actually … Continue reading
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigation … Continue reading
Spring is a natural resurrection, an experience in immortality. — Henri David Thoreau I started watercolour painting about 2 years ago and throughout the different workshops & courses that I attended artists often referred to hard & soft edges and I was never … Continue reading
The robins sing with a will now. What a burst of melody! It gurgles out of all conduits now; they are choked with it. There is such a tide and rush of song as when a river is straightened between … Continue reading
For the past year and a half, many people have mentioned to me that they could not comment on this blog. I fixed it tonight — youppi! It took so much time to find what was the culprit, and it … Continue reading
Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses. — Rembrandt You know that you are influenced by the winter temperatures when you start painting what you would like the weather to be instead of … Continue reading
It is also good to love: because love is difficult. For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof. … Continue reading