05 décembre 2007

Robin Hood (BBC)

From left to right / de gauche à droite : Sir Guy of Gisborne (Richard Armitage), the Sheriff (Keith Allen), Robin Hood (Jonas Armstrong), Marian (Lucy Griffiths), Allan A Dale (Joe Armstrong), Much (Sam Troughton), Will Scarlett (Harry Lloyd). Robin Hood is a British television programme based on the adventures of the legendary hero Robin of Locksley. The first series started on 7th October 2006 on BBC One. Robin Hood was shot in Hungary, standing in for 12th century England. Production was based in the town of Fót, near... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2007

L'Ecluse / The Lock

Painting with pastels : Here is my first landscape, using the pastel technique (It was made in 2001). I worked with Rembrandt Soft Pastels. Pastels are usually worked using the dry technique. It means that the artist begins by drawing with pencil, charcoal or neutral pastel shades, and then works into the subject with colours. Another way of working with pastels is the wet technique : the painter begins to draw with pastels and then applies a wet brush to the paper. This process eliminates the natural colour of the paper and... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2007

Tinted Charcoal Pencils / Crayons Fusain Teintés (DERWENT)

Derwent tinted charcoal pencils are now available in Belgium, they were launched in the United Kingdom at the end of March 2007. These wood-cased pencils are a subtle combination of natural charcoal particles with a small amount of colour pigment an clay. The colour range (on the left) offers deep and rich tones : oranges, greens, blues, and purples next to the traditional shades (light, medium, dark). A white pencil for burnishing and highlights is also included. The pencils available individually, in assorted boxes of 12 and 24 and... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

"Les Artistes à Jemappes", article de presse.

NOTE : This press article is available in French only. Par Mons et Par Vaux "LES ARTISTES A JEMAPPES" La 9ème édition de l'exposition peintres et sculpteurs de l'Amicale des Arts Contemporains de Jemappes a lieu du 19 au 28 octobre en la salle Calva à Jemappes. Jean-Rémy Jude et ses amis artistes proposent aux talents de se faire connaître. Issus de la région ou d'ailleurs, ils ont une occasion de partager la passion qu'ils portent à leur Art et de communiquer leurs visions de la vie. "Je pense qu'il est... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2007

Iced Fire / Le Feu et la Glace

"Iced Fire" / "Le Feu et la Glace". 30 x 20 cm. 2006. Toute reproduction,  totale ou partielle, strictement interdite. Any (total or partial) reproduction of this picture  is strictly forbidden. Here is another one of my drawings, made in early 2006. It is called "Iced Fire" ... You must imagine that the hat the figure is wearing is as flamboyant as fire and that the drapé around her waist can be compared to waterfalls that are freezing. The sphere could be the earth, to which fire and ice (or water) are essential... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2007

Vernissage (Mons) / Opening Night (Mons)

As my readers do know, the exhibition "Lauréats du Parcours Découverte des Arts Plastiques de Mons 2007" was launched on 20th November. Here are some pictures of the opening night ... Comme mes lecteurs le savent sûrement, l'exposition "Lauréats du Parcours Découverte des Arts Plastiques de Mons 2007" a été inaugurée le 20 novembre dernier. Voici quelques photos du vernissage ... With more than 70 entrants in 2007, this artistic competition organized by "Conceptions et Magie d'Eau Créatrice" has... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2007

Unison Soft Pastels

I came back from London with a wide range of Unison Soft Pastels (as you can see ...). Je suis rentrée de Londres avec un grand nombre de pastels tendres de la marque britannique Unison (comme vous pouvez le voir ...). Top, left to right : Portrait set (36), Special Colours set (18), choice of 18 complementary colours. Bottom, left to right : Landscape set (72), oranges(3), greens (3), reds (2x3), Light set (18). Unison pastels are handmade with a minimum binder by John Hersey, a British artist living in Northumberland. The... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2007

Paul Mellon's Legacy (Royal Academy of Arts, London)

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Paul Mellon (1907 – 1999), one of the greatest collectors of British art, The Royal Academy of Arts presents a temporary exhibition of more than 150 major works from the Paul Mellon Collection, including masterpieces of Turner, Constable, Gainsborough, Stubbs and Blake. The exhibition will take place until 27 January 2008, in the Sackler Wing of Galleries. The exhibition will also include a representative collection of great British watercolours, numerous oil paintings, rare books and... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2007

London is calling ... again !

London is calling ... I'm going to the British capital from 14 until 17 November. This website will not be updated until my return. On the programme : "An American's passion for British Art : Paul Mellon's Legacy" (a temporary exhibition presented at the Royal Academy of Arts), "The Country Wife" (theatre), "Dali Universe", "Wicked" (musical), A visit to Cornelissen & Son, my favourite art supplier in the UK, to find Unison soft pastels, ... Londres m'appelle... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2007

First colours for Edale / Premiers jeux de couleurs pour Edale

On 6th September, I showed you the sketch of a future oil painting : "Memories of Edale". Here is the result of the first steps of my work. I use the "fat over lean" technique. The sky is, at first, a blue wash. The drying takes one or two weeks and then, the canvas is ready for another layer of painting ... A deeper blue hue and white glazes are successively added. To depict the valley, the first coat of paint is thinned and applied like a watercolour wash, it covers the valley with green and ochre shades but you are still able to... [Lire la suite]
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