Cherry Blossoms and news

The series that took me on a memory lane tour of the Caribbean sea has been completed! The last piece will be published soon. Meanwhile, I have been quite a busy bee with around the village which is finally in full spring bloom.

During the past 2 weeks, the gardens were absolutely stunning to behold with so many hues and fragrances to turn one’s head! Below is the first piece dedicated to this marvelous spring bounty: Cherry Blossoms.

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The best feeling

Watercolor on paper

Today, I delivered this portrait to its owner which happens to be the model. When she had the piece on a table in good light, she looked at it intensely and did not speak for a long time.

I honestly thought she did not like it, but then something magic happened.

The lady turned towards me and said: “it feels like me.”

I felt such a warm wave of joy running through me because it was exactly what I felt like as I was picking the reference photo and painting the piece.

Truly unbelievable feeling when the viewer “gets you”. 🙂

Gentle breeze

As heavy rainy clouds have been weighting on the sky over my studio all week, it was very easy to “step” into this painting and feel the warmth of the sun on my skin… wishful thinking painting is awesome! 🙂


A windy day

The Turks and Caicos are definitely my favorite islands in the Caribbean. Their turquoise waters surpasses even the Bahamas awe. This piece was painted from a sketch taken in Grand Turks.

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Shallow waters

This little painting takes me back again to the beautiful Bahamas Islands. I go back to my memories of the islands quite frequently these days… possibly as wishful thinking as the gray days of english spring are upon us.

Still, the shallow waters of Half Moon Cay that inspired this painting are an excellent subject to practice and improve my water reflection technique, which is the focus of this years work 🙂img_5571

Oceans – prep sketch

It was a pure joy to sketch and explore the palette for this prep sketch for the Oceans series.

After trying several blues, I found that Phtalo was the best one for my eye as the main color. Phtalo Green, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber and Payne Grey complete the palette.

Water has always been such a challenge to see clearly for me to paint, but this year I have decided to make it my goal to overcome it!

I am very excited about starting out on this series on coastal landscapes!

Florida Gulf Coast

Paris – Prep Sketches

I have a huge amount of photographs of Paris taken during a two months stay some years ago, but for my new series “On the road” I wanted something that spoke of its unique charm.

I started to get some prep sketches down this week and work on choosing a palette for the piece. This particular study was completed using Turquoise, Cadmium Red and Cadmium Yellow.

I will have to keep experimenting as this limited palette does not “feel” like Paris to me.