The Gilded Faces

For years I’ve wanted to paint faces. Here is the new series. The Gilded. Available on Singulart, clic on each image to go to the page. They are graced by the limelight, the divine light, or just too cool to pass up. These works are india ink and gilding on canvas, Black, White and Gold. Let me know what you think. I believe they have that universal quality I’ve been searching for. A boutique hotel needs these. Everyone who has seen them is wow-ed.

If you are a fan of the Netflix series the Bridgerton, stay tuned. Angie adored the Duke of Hastings, and those wigs that Queen Charlotte sported could have held a bee hive.

The gilding on these pieces makes them interactive, they reflect everything, but they don’t listen to you. They seem to light up when the sun goes down. The eyes of the Golden Yogi Sadhu seem to stare at you no matter how far to the side of the canvas you are. I wouldn’t be surprised if he had eyes in the back of his head. Milady Hilda has got secrets. And she’s dying to let you know. She’s sassy. I asked my girlfriends what to name her, we had a great laugh but I won’t tell you what we said. It’s a secret. James is looking down his nose. That doesn’t mean anything, maybe his top hat is too big. Sugar Daddy is cool. And Peter Jackson was world famous boxer who was born a free man in the late 1800’s.

This is what they look like hanging on the wall.

2622 Les Saveurs

2622 Les Saveur, 10×15 cm pen and ink on archival paper

I just love French pastries. They are edible sculptures. When I first moved to Paris, Wayne Thibault popped into mind every time I walked into a bakery. Colourful little cakes lined up to greet me and ask me for a date. These seven macarons are lined up to greet you every morning with your coffee.

Only a few days left to buy this for 25 euro, with free shipping. December 1st prices go up to 40 euro. It is available check here Daily Paint Works.

2522 Parisian Windowbox

Parisian Windowbox, 10×15 cm pen and ink on archival paper

The facades of the Haussmanian buildings in the 17th arrondissement are gorgeous.

Haussman reworked Paris, the stone cut buildings that were constructed during his time have beautiful ironwork.

Only a few days left to buy these for 25 euro. On December 1st prices go up to 40 euro. To see what is available check here Daily Paint Works.

2421 Cafe au soleil

2421 Cafe au Soleil 10×15 cm pen, ink and watercolour on Canson 300 gr archival paper

Did you notice? She has two right hands. This was painted live, in Paris when I was on my lunch break from teaching English. I am happy that is in the past, it was fun for a while and a great experience. The cafe was on Avenue de Ternes. That’s a big busy street that goes straight west to La Defense.

An illustration a day from the French Riviera

Possibly still Available on Daily Paint Works.

2321 Fraisier

2321 Fraisier 10×15 cm pen, ink and watercolour on Canson 300 gr archival paper

An illustration a day from the French Riviera

Possibly still Available on Daily Paint Works.

This is one of my favorite French pastries and this one in particular was delicious.

Free shipping in Europe and North America until the end of November. Sent with signature required registered mail.

2121 Café Croissant

2121 Café Croissant: 10×15 cm pen, ink and watercolour on Canson 300 gr archival paper

An illustration a day from the French Riviera

Available on Daily Paint Works.

Sometimes a croissant au beurre and a café noisette is what hits the spot. Especially if it’s your birthday, Ben!

Free shipping in Europe and North America until the end of November. Sent with signature required registered mail.