It was the international Women’s Day this week. A few years ago, on this occasion, with some friends, we talked about the status of women and I painted this big picture, “Freedom the puppet pulls out her strings”.
When I go for a walk along the coast and sit down to look at the sea, I often have the feeling that it is alive, or at least that there is a whole world of ocean spirits living there. I am probably influenced by all our Breton and celtic legends. Besides, surfers often talk about the waves as they talk about their companion.
Here you can see some of the oil paintings I did on this theme
Some marine paintings, oils on canvas that I have done over the years, I have only found these photos
Sometimes I paint portraits of people who are posing, but it is very demanding for them and for me because it takes much longer and people are not used to holding the pose anymore, as for the children let’s not talk about it, they can’t do it, they freeze after a short time and their smile becomes a grimace ……. of course I prefer to meet the subject Whether I meet him or not I need a photo (several if possible) and even a little video to get an idea of his personality
One day some clients wanted to give their surprise portrait to newlyweds. They gave me a photograph of the groom facing the sun where his eyes in the dark looked black as a Spanish man’s. Luckily I asked for details, he had very bright sky-blue eyes hemmed with black lashes but you couldn’t see it in the photo
You can choose to do a full-length portrait or the face or just the face and bust. I can also do a portrait of the person surrounded by the animals they love, or a setting reminiscent of their passions. you have examples of this in the various drawings and paintings you can see on the blog.