Friday, December 10, 2010

Vintage no.4, midnight

"Vintage no.4, midnight" Oil on masonite, 8 x 6 inches
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Last year, I started a little series of paintings featuring Christmas ornaments from the 50's , here's one new piece to add to the collection.


Thanks for your visit and enjoy the snow
wherever you live: in Europe, States, Canada...
-Pierre

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gathering (on a thin glass plate)

"Gathering (on a thin glass plate)" Oil on masonite, 6 x 8 inches
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Starboard (P310 red buoy)

"Starboard (P310 red buoy) Oil on masonite, 7 x 5 inches
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Here's another "cropped miniature water scene" featuring a red starboard hand buoy, one of those typical navigation devices that can be found on the Lachine Canal.

"Port hand buoys are green and starboard hand buoys are red. They show which side of a channel is safest to travel; accordingly, they mark channels or hazards. Generally, green buoys must be passed on the left side of a craft heading upstream, i.e., against the current. Red buoys must be kept on the right side of a craft when proceeding in the upstream direction. A simple rule is red to the right when returning, or the three “R’s”: red, right, return.
"(The Buoyage System, from the Canadian Boating Course).

Thanks for your visit!
Have a beautiful week,
-Pierre

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sheltered water


"Sheltered water" Oil on masonite, 6 x 8 inches
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The view of this little "urban sanctuary"is situated at the midpoint on my jogging road which follows the Lachine channel, the waterfalls are produced by the opening of a near channel lock.
Water is my element I could say, the sound of rushing water is a pure blessing for one who lives near downtown.

Thanks for your visit!
-Pierre

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bottleneck with silver adornment

"Bottleneck with silver adornment" Oil on masonite, 7 x 5 inches
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Thanks for your visit.
-Pierre

Friday, June 18, 2010

Early June no.3 (reflect)

"Early June no.3 (reflect)" Oil on masonite, 7 x 5 inches
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So here's the third and last small painting of the "roses" series. Working with these red pigments is always stimulating but also kind of challenging to me, due in fact to the transparency so characteristic of that range of the spectrum.

I wish you a beautiful weekend!
thanks for stopping by,
-Pierre

Friday, June 11, 2010

Early June no.2 (elevate)

"Early June no.2 (elevate)" Oil on masonite, 7 x 5 inches
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Thanks for your visits and comments,
have a wonderful weekend everyone!
-Pierre

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Early June no.1 (glow)

"Early June no.1 (glow)" Oil on masonite, 7 x 5 inches
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Here's the first of a series of three small pieces. I felt it was time to try something else. There is a huge rosebush in our backyard, probably some kind of "rugosa hybrid" that can withstand Canadian winters. Hundred of roses (3 times during the summer!) exhale their delicate
fragrance just behind my studio and create a colorful blanket of petals on rainy days.
More to come during the week...

Thanks for your visits,
-Pierre

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wood, plastic and water

"Wood, plastic and water" Oil on masonite, 6-1/2 x 4"
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Thanks for your visit!
-Pierre

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Translucent, transparent

"Blue shot no.1 and 2, Oil on masonite, each piece 7 x 4-1/2 inches

As mentionned earlier on the other blog, I was planning to try something else and take a little break from painting transparencies. For two weeks I worked on a side project (a larger figurative piece) and also explored new possible fields with graphite but still, it's too early for sharing any of these. The funny thing during this period was that I felt something was missing, so I thought: how about two more small paintings on this theme... When I choose the reference picture for each piece, I discovered their intriguing complementarity, wich showed as a diptych, generate a new visual reading.

Thanks for your visit,
have a great week everyone!
-Pierre

Blue shot no.2

"Blue shot no.2" Oil on masonite, 7 x 4-1/2 inches
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Blue shot no.1

"Blue shot no.1" Oil on masonite, 7 x 4-1/2 inches
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