Semi-abstract stormy landscape

Semi abstract landscape

Stormy semi-abstract landscape with a lot of vertical and horizontal lines. I used masking tape to obtain the crisp aspect of the design. I usually do representational paintings but this one was an experiment and the result is to my liking. I will try again this technique with the appearance of lines and strong contrats.


Visitors to the gallery In the Old Town part of Antibes 19 bis rue St Esprit

Marina Kulik  ( came to visit the gallery yesterday and as a watercolour teacher at the Hangar art centre ( she looked at my watercolours with her expert eyes to my great pleasure and gave me nice feedback ! Two more friends came at the same time and we had a relaxing cup of tea…What a great afternoon ! Walking to the gallery along the ramparts with magnificent views and sunny weather was fabulous… Please do come and visit the exhibition still open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5pm up till the 16th March. Furthermore, I will attend the gallery (see map below) next week on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th same time and I will bring my watercolour sketching set to paint there in the company of Annette Von Borstel the artist and gallery owner. Hope to see you soon and thank you for your support !

Marina at the gallery export3 happy girls in the gallery export

Map Old Antibes jpeg

Doodle “under water”


I played with blobs of watercolour placed randomly  on the paper. Turning around the page I saw the shape of a sea horse in between watercolour stains. With an ink pen and a bit of imagination… a whole under water world with different creatures appeared to give some company to this sea horse !


Exhibition night in Antibes

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Last night in Antibes, the artists ready for the opening of the exhibition (me, Don, Annette , Lui Ho) and later people looking at my watercolours in the folder.

Towards the end of the evening all of a sudden lots of people arrived at the gallery and the atmosphere was great and festive in spite of not so good weather conditions outside.

For those who could not make it last night, the exhibition is on for 2 weeks and the gallery remains open from 3pm till 5pm Monday to Friday up till the 16th March.

Thank you for all those who came !




Getting ready for the Urban Sketching exhibition on Friday in Antibes old town

hanging pictures

This morning  I was hanging pictures on the wall with Don Blaisdell in Annette Von Borstal beautiful gallery in the old part of town in Antibes..  Getting ready for Friday’s Urban sketching exhibition….So exciting!

(Please check my previous post for more details).


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Urban sketching exhibition in Antibes Private viewing invitation 2nd March

You and Me

Cat and dog

This is a watercolour done with the Valentine theme in mind from last week.

The challenge was the rendering of the soft fur and the expression of affection. I am pleased with the result as these two look very cuddly and  fluffy. I miss my two cats long gone and painting a cat is always an emotional act of remembrance. Dogs are lovely too but I am more “a cat person” !