Back after a long summer break ...a few pictures of the ornamentation class at Lynne Rutter's studio. I loved that class , Lynne's definitely a marvelous host, the studio is great and this town is profoundly inspiring . Our students were great , they worked intensely and it was a pleasure to teach to them. We had time to cover all the main technical elements but an extra day would have been welcome for the simple pleasure of getting closer to completion ...We used Williamsburg oil paints , gently provided by Golden Paints, thank you Golden !!!
Here are some pictures of the last collection I exhibited at Maison et Objet.
This collection is a tribute to great painters of the past. Papillon des Flandres and Camelia are close ups of a beautiful still life by dutch artist Jan Van Huysum ( 1682.1749) . Carélie and Ruisseau d'Ivan are from Ivan Chichkin ( 1832.1898). This is probably the influence of the week we spent , for the International Salon of decorative painting, in St Petersburg!
Maison et Objet January 2016 was over on Tuesday night...here are pictures of my last booth. My sources of inspiration were, at usual ,definitely classical . I am and will certainly forever be fascinated by beautiful paintings. The gorgious hand with the flowers is from a croatian painter of the late XIXth, Mr Bukhova , the grisaille from a photo I took of a plaster relief in a nice castle where I worked a couple of years ago, the romantic moonlit landscape from Wright of Derby, the melancholic portrait from Lord Leighton ( I love english painters very much) , the delicate hand and bubbles from a student of Rembrandt named Karel Dujardin and the lovely roses from a still life by Peter Faes ( flemish , late XVIIIth)...I hope you will enjoy those pictures.