Tote bag painting

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This tote bag was handpainted with acrylics and varnished for protection. I like to work with the background first and layer different organic shapes and then I add  birds shapes for the focal point.

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A birthday present

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This watercolour was for a friend’s birthday and I tried to combine his favourite pub with his passion for horse racing in one painting …. Here is the result : The horse had to wait outside the pub while his owner would be enjoying a special birthday party inside “The Rose and Crown”. This pub is actually located in Oxford and very often filled with academics and friends…There is a courtyard at the back where you can enjoy a pint in the sunshine!

The real party took place yesterday and the present was very well appreciated !

Mimosa girl

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As part of a triptych, this mimosa girl was done on watercolour paper using mainly watercolour, and acrylic for the background. Although the mimosa blossoms in February in the South of France , I still want to use this flower in my design today, for its fluffiness and golden colour and a  touch of softness for this dress.

The Lion and the girl

I was inspired by Ivy Newport on instagram with her mixed media rendition (acrylic) of the same subject though with a very different technique.I wanted to paint on brown paper and gouache to get a bit of transparency effect. I like the warm effect of a toned paper but the quality of the paper itself is not too good for water media.I still prefer working with watercolour paper of good quality.