Calm waters

20181113_093707A bit of calmness and reflection with this beautiful swan done in gouache.

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Angel of sadness

1541840230694I 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…

Deep in thought

Boredom

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!

An author ‘s inspiring story from Facebook

African author screen print

I was totally inspired by Chimamanda’s full TED Talk about the danger of a single story which appeared on Facebook. For more information about this subject…here is the link  http://bit.ly/2utmnE5

This portrait was done with brushpen and gouache. I was not sure about the background colour so I used my computer to do a mock up before deciding on this golden yellow.  She is such a solar subject that a sunshine colour seemed the right choice !

Gouache dog

Gouache dog screen print

I was inspired by a video on You tube done by an artist called JelArts who showed how to paint with gouache (thank you for sharing). I simply tried her technique which seemed to be very impressionistic  involving lots of spontaneous brush strokes. So here is my version of her  “blue dog”.