"This is a beautiful painting, Philippe. You are too hard on yourself. Plein air is quite a challenge and you describe it so well. The changing light changes everything! In spite of this challenge, you have done a wonderful job with…"
"Thanks Karen for your precious advices.
Hi Ken, Micki, Wenda! I'm pleased you like the painting.
Actually when I began to paint the sky was grey and there was no shadow. I arbitrarily supposed that the light was coming from the…"
"Plein air is tough! I love the direct looseness of your brushstrokes though. I think this will really help take your painting to the next level!
You did a great job on this one! I don't mind the composition at all, It's pretty…"
Acrylic on stretched canvas, 70cm x 50cmThis is my first true plain air painting (5 hours on location). I'm not pleased with the result. I was not comfortable with the changing light. Composition seems incorrect (the big dark area on the right). For…
"Dear Ilarian friends, you are really too kind with me. Thank you very much to all of you.
I'm not fully pleased with colors, especially the redish pavement. I consider painting the scene again. It could be a good exercise, isn't it ?"
"Philippe, I really love this. I don't do many urban scenes, mostly because they are very challenging. I love the level of detail, especially i the bicycles. You captured the mood of a rainy night in Paris just perfectly.…"
Philippe, i am so totally impressed by all the people in your paintings. i so want to try people, i just dont know where to begin. i guess i am not very brave haha. the more i look at yours, the more i want to try it though. you inspire me :)
Philippe..thank you for your kind words regarding my art work..I;ve been painting for years but I still have a long way to go! Your art is beautiful and I love the thoughts behind each of your paintings! Keep them coming!
Philippe - we are not supposed to critique works posted in the "photo" section, that is why I have hesitated. If you block off the left side of "Explosions" along the diagonal line of the background value shift, you will see a very nice, cheerful painting on the right side. Now block off the right side along the same line. The left side of the painting is quite drab by comparison, with lots of mid values but no light values except a few streaks of white. There is no unity between the two sides of the canvas. I think you need some bold light values on the left side to give it more life and provide a better sense of unity.