lundi 23 avril 2012

Le Salon des Arts Visuels de Brossard

Deux de mes huiles sur le thème des gens dans les cafés au Salon des Arts Visuels de Brossard du 27 au 29 avril 2012.

Un moment partagé (40 x 24 pouces / 102 x 61 cm), une huile sur toile.

Le poète (40 x 30 pouces / 102 x 76 cm), une huile sur toile.

Le Salon des Arts Visuels de Brossard
Centre socioculturel de Brossard
7905, avenue San-Francisco, Brossard

mardi 17 avril 2012

"Madame Julie" au Salon du Printemps 2012

Madame Julie (11 x 15 pouces/28 x 36 cm), une encaustique sur panneau, a été sélectionnée pour le Salon du Printemps 2012 de l'Association des artistes de LaSalle.

Galerie Les Trois C du centre culturel Henri-Lemieux
7644, rue Édouard, Ladalle

Vernissage mercredi le 18 avril à 19h
L'exposition se poursuit jusqu'au samedi 5 mai

mardi 10 avril 2012

Monotype explorations on wood panels

Here are my latest explorations of printing monotypes manually directly on small 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) wood panels.

As the wood panels are rigid, it is not possible to print using a press or to use the standard rigid plexiglass template. During the course of my first explorations I had used mylar as my template but in this instance I opted for transparent plastic wrapping material that I had kept.

To create these monotypes, I first rolled etching inks onto the plastic template(s). I experimented with two ways of working, which can be combined if desired. In the first instance I scraped my drawing directly into the inked surface of the template before applying it to the panel and I used a roller to pressure the ink onto the panel to create the monotype. In the second instance using pressure I drew directly with a pencil or a pen on the back of the inked template which had been applied to the panel to create the monotype.

The people that appear in my monotypes are the product of my imagination but are inspired by my observations and my numerous sketches of people in public spaces.

More monotype explorations will follow.