Classic red car.


Although I am not a car specialist, I love the look of classic old cars and they make a particularly interesting subject to paint because of their rounded shapes created by the light reflection.

I see these old cars really as big toys or art objects great to look at. They are related to a nostalgic distant past. This red one is inspired by one of the photos I took at the annual vintage car fair in Valbonne village. I chose to make a colourful shadow to match the striking aspect of this car and left the white background not to over-do the visual impact.


Cros de Cagnes,catamaran launching


Cycling along the coastal path, we stopped at Cros de Cagnes for a coffee just next to the sailing club. I love the small port there with its very friendly atmosphere. Sipping my cup of coffee and enjoying the warm autumnal sun rays…  I watched two men launching their catamaran in the water. They both were wearing a bulky yellow life jacket and I was particularly attracted by the bright sunshine going through the sails making the overall scene vibrant with colours.

Mandelieu castle on the French Riviera


Can you see the wee man ?

I was walking along the beach in Mandelieu last week and the weather was amazingly bright. The Castle lies next to the water and there is a beautiful walk to do just underneath it.When the sea is rough you are most likely to be wet but last week was a perfect day. I saw a wee man sitting on the rocks listening to his mobile phone. I thought he was the perfect character to lead the eyes towards the middle and background. The rocks wind your gaze towards this point of focus.





Featured as a Guest Artist in #WorldWatercolorGroup


Hello dear Artists Friends and Kindred Spirits, I have been invited as a guest artist to be featured in the blog which is part of the global movement created by Charlie O’Shields #WorldWatercolorGroup

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It is all about community and connecting artists. There are over 20000 members sharing their passion of watercolour on line. What a great honour and opportunity to be part of such fantastic group you created Charlie…many thanks


The seductress…


My last post was a witch carved out of a pumpkin brewing a potion over a cauldron. Today I go for the opposite : a very charming lady from the 1920’s inspired by a vintage photo. I hope you will fall under her seductive spell !