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10ème Parcours d'Artistes d'Uccle

Nous serons au Bookshop d'Oxfam à Uccle pour la 10ème édition du Parcours d'Artistes les 23, 24, et 25 mai!   

C'est le numéro 2 sur le plan corrigé du site de la Commune:    

The Bookshop will be open during the entire Pentecost weekend.  Everyone is welcome to stop by and see the exhibit of paintings and jewelry as well as the huge collection of books, including many in English!

Please see the revised map (link above) for the correct location of the Bookshop (number 2).

Le Kauwberg à Uccle - février 2015

Now I have a small painting from every season for this park in Uccle.  To see all four paintings as well as some colored pencil drawings of the site, click on the "Kauwberg" tag below.

"Le Kauwberg, février"
15x10 cm, oil on canvas panel

Virtual Paintout - Greenland III - March 2015

"Ice Float"
Oil pastel on 6x9 inch panel

Virtual Paintout - Greenland II - March 2015

There are practically no roads connecting villages in Greenland, so the Google team often resorts to travelling by boat. I thought I might try painting an iceberg for my second submission this month but in the end I think I prefer moving water. Here is the reference photo I found in "Street View" LINK

"Waterfall in Greenland"
5x7 inch oil on canvas

Virtual Paintout - Greenland - March 2015

Greenland looks quite barren and icy in Google Street View but I found some nice colors in the images dating from September 2014 near Nuuk. 

After painting all afternoon, I thought I'd exaggerated the reds but then googled "Images for Greenland in autumn" and was surprised to find similar reds in the photographs. The area is known for the strong colors of its autumn landscapes, which contrast so well with the backdrops of snow and ice. 

8x10 inch
"Autumn in Greenland"

Virtual Paintout - Bangladesh - February 2015

It's already the 28th of February so I had to send this out today but still plan to add some finishing touches later. Meanwhile, I can't wait to see where the Virtual Paintout will take place in March.

Link to Google Street View image: Halishahar Road

"Red Tree in Bangladesh"
8x10 inch 
oil on canvas

Scenic County Kerry

24x30 cm oil on canvas

This is the completed painting started here: Virtual Paintout - October 2014

Virtual Paintout - Philadelphia II - January 2015

Difficult to miss the "Swann Memorial Fountain" when you visit Philadelphia given its central location near so many of the city's highlights like the Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum, Moore College of Art, the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Free Public Library. I have taken several photographs here over the years, usually of the turtle and frog sculptures near the outside rim. However, I am only now learning that the three figures in the middle depict Native Americans and each represents a local waterway (the Delaware, the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon). A real tribute to water since Dr Swann himself was head of the Philadelphia Fountain Society, a company which helped provide drinking water to the city.

Google Streetview Link

"Logan Square"
oil on 18x24 cm canvas

Virtual Paintout - Philadelphia - January 2015

No building in Philadelphia could be built taller than the hat of the William Penn statue on top of City Hall. The rule was finally broken in the late 80s but the story of the hat has always fascinated me so when it came to naming my painting, it dawned on me that I had just painted:

"Two Hats"
oil on 7x5 inch canvas

Google Streetview Link

First day of 2015!

In order to get a perfect start this year, I spent the entire day working on some craft projects that have been on my list for ages. First a mosaic. I experimented with some broken dishes and a wooden plate purchased at the local second-hand shop (Petits Riens). My plan is to eventually make a souvenir piece incorporating potsherds collected during my walks, but first I need to find out how to use the glues and grout.

Next, I tried fabric paints. I found a white toiletry bag and decided to open a book of Monet's water lily paintings for inspiration. My basic set of six small pots of paint did not include white and thinning the colors made them bleed so I was very limited and couldn't really match Monet's colors, but I had fun with this nonetheless.

Looks like I'll have to put these projects aside now and take out my oil paints because Bill Guffey just announced January's Virtual Paintout location:  Philadelphia!!  Another great start to the year!