"what fun Philippe! i have a small sketch book. i have been doing some of these, for a bunch of reference photos. just to see which ones i really want to paint. i never thought of putting color on them! interesting. thanks for sharing. i haven't…"
"hi Philippe! this is a nice study painting! love the colors and reflections. the little bit of red throughout is a very nice touch. i think doing a quick painting before you do the real one is a great idea. this is a nice one!"
I find these quick studies very helpful. We learn to view rapidly the most important aspects of the reference photo. During an hour or so we have the oportunity to examine this reference and see where traps are. And…"
"Very nice, Philippe. This quick study is the beginning of a beautiful painting. You have a good eye. and this looks like a good composition. I think from your study that the figures in the background are walking toward the car, which…"
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.