Lemon trees and Feng Shui

Right now on the French Riviera the citrus trees are blooming. The perfume of orange and lemon blossoms fills the air. Never in my life have I lived in a place where the air is perfumed like it is here. So I decided to paint a giant lemon tree.

All of these are available here on Singulart

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While I was working on this I received a call for entries from Singulart to create something based on Feng Shui.

I discovered that citrus trees are auspicious plants to have in your home especially your wealth corner. I read that they were carried in pots and were given to the emperor. During the travels the fruits ripened.

Apparently a lime tree on each side of the front door is especially brings good fortune.

The entries had to be drawings, not paintings. I haven’t made big for years. From my garage I dug up archival 600 pound cold-pressed Arches watercolour paper and set to work

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Moonlight Lemon Tree was the first one I did. Then I drew a pair of lime trees in pots, working non stop for seven hours. All three of these works on paper are refreshing and elegant. The gilding reflects differently as the light changes in the room. Gilding brings a canvas to life

All three were hard to photograph because outside it was windy and there is a pesky cat that likes to spray anything. Moonlight Lemon tree was particularly hard to photograph. It’s a delicate drawing, sophisticated and calm, while the two lime trees are joyful. For some reason they remind me of Florida.

Today’s Postcard from Paris : 26 November

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Metro Ticket – 10x15cm, metro tickets, mixed media on Bristol paper – 25 euro

These postcards are like a journal entry of my life  in Paris. They are one of a kind, mixed media on Bristol paper, or archival watercolor paper.

All are dated and noted: Where I sketched it, which café or arrondissiment, which metro line.

I’ll send them anywhere in the world with the message of your choice.  An envelope and standard postal shipping is included in the price.

All are 25 Euro. Payment by papal

Purchase Original Postcard from Paris

Hand painted original mixed media sent worldwide. Great gift idea to a friend abroad or for yourself. When checking out PLEASE SPECIFY THE NUMBER OF THE CARD, the address you want them sent to and the message.

€25.00

or >>contact me << to purchase.

What’s available and what’s sold…

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Le Compositeur – 10x15cm  – watercolor, pen and ink 25 euro

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Le Barista – 10x15cm – watercolor, pen and ink – 25 euro

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Parisian Balcony – sold, gone to Dublin, Ireland

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The Writer – 10x15cm – ink, watercolor 25 euro

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Cafe Dudule – 10x15cm -ink, watercolor 25 euro

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Java Inspiration – sold – New Mexico, USA

original watercolor of Paris
Square Saint Medard – 10x15cm – ink, watercolor 25 euro

Pont-neuf-postcard
Pont Neuf – 10x15cm ink & watercolor, 25 euro

Paris-style-postcard
Paris Style – 10x15cm – ink & watercolor 25 euro

Seine-postcard
La Seine- 10x15cm – ink, watercolor 25 euro

Louvre-postcard
Maillol au Louvre -10x15cm- ink, watercolor – 25 euro

Arcange Eyes and la Nuit des Artistes in Honfleur

Tomorrow in Honfleur at the Villa Domuse is the Nuit des Artistes.  I’m presenting my Arcange Eyes.

I’ve been working on this for a year. Most of the work was thinking. My gallerist asked me to paint on sculptures like my Tigre Blue. The tigers weren’t available. Those were a limited edition made for the Amneville zoo to raise funds in order to save tigers in the wild.

I searched on the web for resin sculptures. Lots of penguins and crocodiles and bulldogs and… Mannequins were a possibility, then resin replicas of classical sculptures. But I wanted some form of my own creation. For months nothing came to mind. Then I had a dream after a stressful event. The nazar eye appeared in my dream. And the Arcange Eyes were born. It took me 8 months to create the left eye. I had to think some more.  Each eye is 40 cm wide. The pair is perfect for your fireplace and if you tire of the eyes you can turn them around.

The mangas are Pichi Pichi Pitch.