Subject Tags: flowery, garden, beautiful, shape, form, impressive, expressive, style, foliage, white, still life, illustration, detail, realism, modern, grass, tree, flower, plant, green, floral, nature, figurative, contemporary, classicism, huge, fine art
Size: 35.43"W x 35.43"H x 0.79"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
"The tall grasses", acrylic on stretched canvas, 90X90 cm
This painting perfectly illustrates my painting process, based on paraeidolia.
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the man in the moon, the moon rabbit...
For this painting, I wanted a vegetal atmosphere. On the white canvas, I made light spots, with a liquid, transparent paint. No model, no sketches. And, in the random spots on the canvas, I made coming out the elements that could be foliage or flowers. This is how I built this work up to its final appearance.
I love the complexity of natural forms, nestings hazardous, the richness of all green colors. Nature is fascinating for a painter, even when it's an imaginary nature ! I like the huge effect of this large size painting. Perfect for a living room, or a hall. A huge piece of nature in your home.
This is a one of a kind painting, signed on the front. The artwork is ready to hang with a system on the back. The artwork continue on the edges. As edges are painted : no need frame.
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.
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.