06 novembre 2007

About oils / A propos d'huiles ...

Oil painting is a painting process that binds pigments with medium of drying oil, especially linseed and poppyseed oils, in order to obtain a more or less heavy body. A basic rule is to paint fat over lean. This means that each additional layer of paint has to be oilier than the layer below, to allow proper drying. If not, the final painting risks to crack and peel. Each organic oil gives specific properties to the painting. This way, the yellowing of colours may vary if the painter uses linseed oil or stafflower oil, for example.... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2007

From Ground to Heaven / De la Terre au Ciel

"From Ground to Heaven" / "De la Terre au Ciel". 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 one of my previous drawings, made in 2006. It was originally a preliminary sketch to an acrylic painting but I finally abandonned the idea. Well, maybe not entirely ... Voici l'un de mes croquis réalisés en 2006. A l'origine, il s'agissait d'une esquisse préparatoire à un tableau à l'acrylique mais j'ai... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2007

The Prestige

"The Prestige" is a 2006 film directed by Christopher Nolan ("Following", "Memento", "Batman Begins"), with a screenplay adapted from the 1995 epistolary novel of the same name, written by Christopher Priest. The film features Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. It also stars Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and Andy Serkis. Along with "The Illusionist" and "Scoop", "The Prestige" was one of three... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2007

Exposition collective, Salle du Bélian (Mons 2007)

L'exposition se déroulera du 21 novembre au 2 décembre 2007 inclus et sera accessible chaque jour de 15 à 18 heures (Salle du Bélian, rue d'Havré 88, 7000 Mons). Chaque lauréat de la "Promenade Découverte des Arts Plastiques de Mons" présentera six de ses dernières oeuvres dans le cadre magnifique de la Salle du Bélian. Cet actuel lieu d'exposition était jadis une chapelle attachée au refuge de l'abbaye du même nom. Je serai heureuse de vous rencontrer durant le vernissage (le 20 novembre) mais également le mardi 27... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2007

Books : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)

"Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" is the first novel written by Susanna Clarke. It was originally published in 2004, in the United Kingdom, and has since been translated in 17 countries. This book tells the story of two feuding magicians who attempt to restore English magic in the age of Napoleon and combines the dark mythological fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien with the social comedy of Jane Austen. Centuries ago, when magic still existed in England, the greatest magician of them all was the Raven King. A human child... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2007

Vernissage / Opening Night. 18th October 2007, Jemappes (Belgium).

54 artistes : peintres, sculpteurs, joaillers, ... sur scène durant le vernissage de cette neuvième exposition organisée par l'Amicale des Arts Contemporains de Jemappes. Une diversité de techniques, d'interprétations et de conceptions artistiques, y sont présentées, là où le classique se mêle au contemporain ... 54 artists : painters, sculptors, jewellers ... on stage during the Opening Night of this ninth exhibition organized by the "Amicale des Arts Contemporains de Jemappes". A great diversity of art techniques,... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2007


"My story begins with a sunflower, symbol of sun and light. It continues with a search of light, sun and heat, which are some characteristics of life. And it finally ends with the adoration of all these elements that keep us alive." I just completed this work today, for the exhibition "Painters & Sculptors in Jemappes" (-> Click here for more information). The opening night will take place tomorrow. Adoration. Pastel. 50 x 40 cm. 2007. Collection privée / Private collection (France). "Mon histoire débute avec une fleur de... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2007

Theatre : Twelfth Night / La Nuit des Rois

"Twelfth Night ... or What You Will", Trevor Nunn's adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic comedy, is the story of identical twins, Viola and Sebastian. They have each other for only family and, after a storm, brother and sister are shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria, both believing the other is dead. Viola quickly understands that she will have to find how to survive in this alien country, which is at war with her own. She learns that the land is inhabited by a young countess, Olivia, who has also recently lost... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2007

Travail en cours / Work in progress

My current work is named Adoration. To paint the background, I used dry pastels. You can see here the first coat of acrylic colour which depicts the external shape of the woman. All further details will be added with, firstly, hard pastels and then soft pastels. These have a higher portion of pigment and less binder, resulting in brighter colors. The sticks of hard pastels have a higher portion of binder and less pigment, they are very useful for fine details. These can be used with other pastels for drawing outlines and adding... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2007

Exposition "Peintres & Sculpteurs" / Exhibition "Painters & Sculptors"

Du 19 au 28 octobre 2007, l'Amicale des Arts Contemporains de Jemappes organise sa 9è exposition intitulée "Les Peintres - Sculpteurs à Jemappes". L'exposition se tiendra dans les salles "La Redoute" et "La Rotonde" (Ancien Salon Communal - Calva, Avenue du Roi Albert 639, 7012 Jemappes) et sera ouverte tous les jours, de 14h à 19h (entrée gratuite). 54 artistes de tous horizons et de différentes disciplines se partageront les cimaises, pour le plus grand plaisir des visiteurs qui pourront admirer... [Lire la suite]
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