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Barcelona


Finally got around to painting this view of the Sagrada Familia that I found in Google Street View: Link to Gaudi's BasilicaI'm almost done my version but sounds like the real one won't be finished until 2026 or even later.

"City Trip"
7x5 inch, oil on canvas

Virtual Paintout - Scotland - January 2016



A Guid New Year!
Ay, the Virtual Paintout is in Scotland this month! There are several lovely views of this castle available on Street View so I think I'll move around to the other side next. Here's the link I used this time: looking northwest

"Eilean Donan Castle"
5x7 inch, oil on canvas

Happy Holidays!

"Prix du Jour"
Collage on postcard paper

To keep up my tradition of doing craft projects during the end-of-year holiday season, I'm making some greeting cards using ads collected from the shops.


Painting Trees Again


"Tiny Treescape"
12.5 x 10 cm, oil on canvas

Comparing my August painting (above) with the same scene sketched in November (below), where the Japanese Maple is shedding it's final autumn leaves. 


"View from my window"
10.5 x 14.8 cm, colored pencil on postcard paper

Another small August painting to add to my tree collection:


"Inching forward"
15 x 10 cm, oil on canvas panel

Souvenir d'Ostende



"Souvenir d'Ostende"
30x40cm, oil on canvas

More Tiny Still Lifes


"Tournesols"
5x8cm, oil on canvas
(private collection, Brussels)


ATC n°3: "Pomme"
6.3x8.9cm, oil on canvas panel


"Coquillages"
6.3x8.9cm, oil on canvas

Virtual Paintout - Utah - September 2015


I didn't realise there were so many national parks in Utah. I look forward to seeing the paintings of all that spectacular scenery this month at the Virtual Paintout!

Above is the road leading into "Zion National Park": Link to Reference Photo. I used the older April 2008 Street View shot because there was more contrast and I liked the car loaded down with bicycles.  


"Road Trip"
5x7 inch, oil on canvas

Place(s) à l'Art 2015 à Uccle

"Place(s) à l'Art - le 8 septembre 2013"
13x18cm, oil on canvas panel


"Place(s) à l'art
le 4 août 2011"
Centre culturel d'Uccle
"Place(s) à l'art
le 25 septembre 2011"
Parvis Saint-Pierre




I plan to exhibit a few paintings on the following Sunday mornings
from 10am to 1pm (weather permitting):


J'exposerai quelques tableaux les dimanches matins suivants de 10h00 à 13h00 (s'il fait beau):



le 14 juin 2015
à la Place d'Arezzo

le 30 août 2015 pendant le concert au
Parc Wolvendael à Uccle
Dessin du concert

"Place(s) à l'Art - le 14 juin 2015"
18x13 cm, oil on canvas

le 27 septembre 2015
à la Place St Pierre

prochain rendez-vous:
printemps 2016!!


Pour le programme complet, voir:  Site de la Commune d'Uccle

"Place(s) à l'Art - septembre 2012"
20x20 cm, oil on canvas
(private collection, Brussels)

Downsizing


Artist's Trading Cards are only 3.5 x 2.5 inches, but I had fun trying them out:

ATC n°1: "Sunflowers"
8.9x6.3 cm, oil on canvas panel
(private collection, Brussels)

ATC n°2: "Seashell"
6.3x8.9cm, oil on canvas panel

Virtual Paintout - Estonia - June 2015


My Google Street View travels in Estonia led me to a colorful flower market near the gate to the old city in Tallinn. 

Link to Google Street View

"The flower market in Tallinn"
15x15cm, oil on canvas panel


I also checked what the guidebooks tell you to see in the country.  The Kadriorg Palace was high on their list:


Later, I was surprised to discover that its Estonian name,"Kadrioru Loss", means "Catherine's valley". Originally built for Catherine I of Russia, the building now houses an art museum.


"Kadriorg Palace"
10x15cm, oil on canvas panel