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.
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
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.
Exciting news! I’ve been waiting to announce the news. It’s daring and thrilling. Something that I always dreamt of doing and being part of. Before I tell you, here are two new paintings from my new abstraction series that I am calling Inside Out.
What’s the news? Can you guess?
These new paintings take a lot of planning. They are macro images from my photographs. I spend late nights reworking the photos before I paint. I am using luxury brand house paints, and high quality art acrylics, and spray paints, and old leaf, and this is a run on sentence but I’m just so excited to tell you my big news.
My big news, I signed an exclusive agreement with Singulart 100% of my production will be sold on their platform. They are my sole agent. Here is the link to my page Singulart.
While working on graphic design for my Nada yoga classes I discovered a new vision. It happened because I was enjoying myself and experimenting. This mind frame of play is what we need more of. From it comes good things like these new paintings. Check them out on Singulart.
I feel like Van Gogh when he discovered the Simultaneous Contrast of Colours, the theory that was invented by Eugene Chevreul.
The last few months in my atelier were dedicated to painting the Parisian Cafe. All of the cafes and restaurants in all of France were closed for months. No one was sitting at a cafe. It was surreal. These paintings celebrate. The iconic Parisian cafe life. To purchase > go to my Singulart page.
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.
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.