thankyou, its not my normal style, I had just been to a an impressiontist painters workshop, and I thought I'd try out what I had learned. This style hasnt received much positive feedback, so thankyou for yours.
Yes i saw that and it's why it's very good, you only paint an effect and the atmophere of night is perfect Sometimes i like to paint more little size to be more spontaneous, sketch style like one of my last paintings on wood panel "Les Quais de Seine" If one day you go to France i will be happy to meet you and visit Paris together with my crazy wife Christelle haha North of France is beautiful too, Lille is a city with Flemish architecture and it's my city, the city where i was born It's near Brussels, AMsterdam, London, Paris...great!!! Take care Astrid Daniel
Hallo mijn lieve vriend Yes, France is very beautiful like all old European countries, with old culture and architecture, very interesting. The south of France is warmer and very beautiful, with montains, blue sea etc... your cousin is very lucky to have a place here. The north of France where i live is colder and flat like Belgium or Netherland, we have beautiful parks and place like this [link] looks like Ireland, or here near the sea [link] even if our north country is the most industrial of France, with the rain it's very green. But i love the strange atmosphere and marvelous skies here, people are very warm and love to make feast This is the country of thousand very good beers. The flemish architecture, Beffrois [link] and gothic Cathedrales are impressive. I can understand how you are in hurry to visit your family, your anscestors here, it's very important to know our past. My ancestors was Dutch too, you can see that with my name and my father had family in Belguium too. I am also Spanish with the ancestors of my mother...hahaha incredible Europ. Have a very good week end
Merci bouquet(thankyou very much?) for this wonderful reply with all the links. J'adore (I love?) gothic architecture so I am sure I would be inspired. Australia is only 200 years old so we dont have the history. We do have lots of space, clean air, sunshine and easy going people.
I love travelling but I am always pleased to get back to my own bed and my beautiful cats.(chat)
Adieu ( I think I have spelt it right, I did french for 4 years at school but that feels like a 100 years ago now)
Thank you very much is "Merci beaucoup" you wrote "bouquet" it's like in englgish a bouquet of flower, bunch of flowers.... and "Adieu" in french is to say "good bye for ever, i will never see and can speak with you LOL Thank you very much for your french speaking, i learn english at shcool and i was very bad, i learnt more since i am on Deviantart, everybody speak english. J'espère que tu auras bientôt l'occasion de visiter la vieille Europe, i hope that you will can have the opportunity to visit the old Europ soon Yes Australia is younger but it's also a marvelous country with a lot of space and a big different weather from north and south, east and west, it's very big. Good sunday...oups...good evening for you
thankyou, this one fell off the brush in a few hours. I did a workshop with an impressionist painter who only used 1" brush's on 8x10" panels. It was amazing what he could do with a large brush on a small format. So this was my first attempt trying that technique. These 12 x16" paintings were only going to be studies for larger paintings but they work on this scale. I did a 24x30"night painting but it lost its power, I am still trying to work out why a small 12x16 can have more impact.
thankyou once again for a wonderful reponse, I am pleased you like the style. I have gone completely out of my comfort zone by using a more painterly/impressionistic style, but I think it helped capture the atmosphere that I felt and saw.
thanks for the comment, I must be going through a blue period, as blue has been emerging a lot, I think its a substitute for grey or black. It was the reflective light into wet surfaces that appealed to me.
Thankyou for your comment. I was there last year and I loved it. Australia hasn't got the history that you have. Every time I turned around there was art every where, either in the architecture, the statues, the fountains, the street lamps, I could go on for ever. The Uffizi in Florence was amazing, I came back very inspired. You have a beautiful country!