This joyful picture from a magazine attracted my attention. It was a black and white photo so I made up the colours and background using gouache and brushpen. A good exercise concentrating on tonal values. Plus the happy face shows excitment for this approaching festive season.
This beautiful mermaid was inspired by a stained glass window.I transformed it to be more fleshy and I deliberately accentuated her round shape to give a sense of sensual and very feminine movement. A very watery theme definately yin.
I used gouache and gesso on watercolour paper.
I painted this portrait using gouache in a very watery manner almost like watercolour. You can see the transparency effect in the coat. It is the advantage of gouache you have the choice between transparency and opacity in the application of the paint.
A bit of calmness and reflection with this beautiful swan done in gouache.
I went this week to the funeral of a relative. It was taking place in the famous Paris cemetery Le Père Lachaise. It was a very sad day with rain and low sky. We were crying for the loss of a wonderful man who died abrubtly and too young. My heart still aches…This little angel done with brushpen and gouache helps me somehow in the grieving process…
This painting is all about shapes and colour. I drew two characters to start within a frame, enhanced by doodling and elements of design. In the end after many layers of gouache and some application of watercolour crayons, I tried to achieve balance and harmony. When the face were drawn towards the end of my process I saw the women on the right looking moody and lost in thought hence the title!
This portrait was done with gouache and brushpen on watercolour paper. I used a watercolour technique to do the flowery crown in a fluid and non specific manner as the main subject was the face.This time I applied the gouache in thin layers reminiscent of watercolour washes.