Moonlight - Dream landscape

23.60"W x 23.60"H x 0.7"D

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Fabienne Monestier

Chambray-les-Tours, F

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: figurative, oil, fairy, fantasy, dream, moon, contemporary, landscape, night, modern, flowers, floral

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 23.6"W x 23.6"H x 0.7"D

Year Created: 2016

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Moonlight - Dream landscape - oil on canvas - medium size - 60X60 cm

I love the oneiric atmosphere of this night scene.
When I was a child, I was fascinated by the full moon, appearing through the clouds. For a little girl, it was strange and a little bit scary.
Now, full moon is for me THE splendor of the night.
I've painted this night scene evocation with very few pure transparent french Sennelier and Old Holland oil colors : strong Schveningen blue, transparent Chinese orange, and the full moon like a pure white dot. The only pure white is for the moon.
As I wanted to keep a quite strange atmosphere, little fantastic, like a dream, I've worked on the painting background with a lot of mixed media technics : dripping solvant on nearly dry painting, and then, removed the diluted painting to create some forms, and new tonalities. So, those little light dots appeared to me like fireflies, or fairies...
I've also used a few Sennelier Oil Pastels, but shhh ! It's a secret...

The painting is varnished and signed on the front.
This artwork is ready to hang.
My paintings and drawings are rather figurative.
Main time, I use my imagination and my memory, because I like the freedom of evocation. But I also work with photography. I am interested with male and female nudes, landscapes, forests, flowers, human figure, still life. Imagination, dream, fantasy or memory, never mind : I am looking for the poesy.
I use a lot of technics on canvas and paper: oil, watercolor, ink, watersoluble pencils, acrylic, acrylic markers, colored pencils, mixed media...

I like graphism in the painting. And glazes too ! I often use transparent colors.
I am very interested by the richness of transparency in the painting. The old glazes oil technic is now available with the layers of beautiful high quality acrylics.

The most important thing, for me, is to create images !

I sell my artworks in Great-Britain, United-States and Australia.

Je vends mes peintures et dessins au Royaume-Unis, aux Etats-Unis, en Australie, en France.

I am a french professional painter.  All my artworks are original paintings and drawings, direct from my studio in Touraine. For as long as I can remember, I have always painted and drew. I have studied experimental cinema and engraving at the Institut d'Arts Visuels of Orléans, France. My favorite practice, in cinema, was to draw the story-boards ! I get an Art School High Diploma in 1989. I began painting in 1994. I regularly exhibit my painting in collective or solo shows. I also often participate (and win) in big size painting compétitions, in France. I am also a lyrical mezzo singer in the professionnal choir from Opera of Tours, France. Depuis aussi longtemps que je me souvienne, j'ai toujours peint et dessiné. J'ai fait les Beaux Arts à l'IAV d'Orléans, où j'ai obtenu mon DNSEP en 1989. A l'époque, je faisais de la gravure et du cinéma expérimental. Ce que je préférais dans le cinéma, c'était de dessiner les story-board ! Je suis venue tardivement à la peinture : 1994.

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