Invasion

Since becoming an iPhone user, I have developed a couple of addictions, like Instagram. I have found it to be an endless source of inspiration.

Like the beautiful photos from @Wattland, especially two wasps that I can’t get out of my mind. Her photos are a perfect mix of texture, blur and light. They seem to be moving very delicately.

Invasion
Ecoline and ink on paper

It looks like I am creating an army of insects: it’s only my attempts to capture the essence of Wattland’s pictures. I am not there yet, but this challenge has stimulated me! I have to find a way to render this. I hope I will be able to show you a satisfying end result soon!

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Boletus :: Bolet

A walk on Mount Sutton

Work in progress

Work in progress…

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We took a walk on Mount Sutton this weekend, which is near to our house. We must have tried at least five times to explore the “dos de l’orignal” path (moose’s back) in the past two years and we had to turn back every time: hunting season, bears’ mating season, too many people, path closed to give the flora a chance to regenerate, etc.  But last Sunday, we were finally able to hike on this part of the mountain. We enjoyed the walk even more since it was our 15th anniversary!

Heights

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Ecoline, ink and graphite on Strathmore watercolour paper

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That is a lot of fur…

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Remains of our birthday party

New drawings…

I was going for delicate and colourful shapes that would contrast with the presence of inkblots but these last ones turned out just as mini and delicate.

Other coloured spots: the dots of Luli Sanchez (via The Jealous Curator)

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Nouveaux dessins…

Je voulais introduire des formes délicates et colorées qui auraient contrasté avec la présence des taches d’encre mais ces dernières ont fini en format mini, tout aussi délicates que les autres formes.

D’autres taches colorées : Dots de Luli Sanchez (via The Jealous Curator).

 

Smells like Easter!


Gouache, ecoline and acrylic on paper


Our two white rabbits

I remember decorating eggs with my mother for Easter. She showed us how to blow out the egg and how to dye the shell. We then filled the empty egg with Jello! We ended up with a basket full of coloured and edible gelatin eggs.

I might just do that this year (except the Jello) and here are some inspiration and tips:

Jeana Sohn’s beautiful painted egg
Crazy EggManLand
Drilled egg shells (How is that even possible!?!)
20 Easter egg tutorials

In Montreal

Semaine 23 - c'est le printemps!
Ink on paper, 2007

in Montreal :: à Montréal

in Montreal :: à Montréal

in Montreal :: à Montréal

I get the feeling that time is going to fly by: I am in Montreal for a week and then Rouyn-Noranda (Abitibi-Témiscamingue) for a few days.

I will see you next Tuesday with a new post, until then, have a beautiful week!

Worth seeing : the ruins of Detroit captured by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.