Sunday, 24 July 2011

Commission: Quelques fleurs avant l'aube

"Quelques fleurs avant l'aube" Oil on gessoed cherry wood panel, 11 x 14 inches
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On July 17th, we were celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. Along with the other gifts, my sister and I agreed that it would be great if I could paint something special for the occasion. The whole idea popped out while I was creating the music playlist for that day- I was listening to Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's , Andy William's version -the one that was playing in our house in the 60's) and it made me think of a bouquet lit up by a moon glow.

It was a pretty hot day with the unusual high heat temperature of this summer occuring over many parts of the north american continent. Many months of emails later with the generous support from our respective partners in life, we've finally had the joy to slow down and simply appreciate that unique moment, surrounded by the ones we love and some wonderful gardens.

Thanks for your visit,
have a good summer!
-Pierre

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Commission: Quintet for crystal and 3 levels of water

"Quintet for crystal and 3 levels of water" Oil on stretched canvas, 12 x 12 inches
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Some parts of one's creative process aren't easily translated in words. I rather listen with my eyes than simply look at things, or more precisely "vibrate" through the light spectrum. Beside the ever perfectible aspects of the style I'm developing which in fact will never reach its final state, I secretly aim to portray some harmonics with hidden singularities. Also, sometimes I insert some poetic clues in the title to add some chord to the whole.
In the end, the art piece won't ever be solved , only experienced. In this piece I thought of something fluid and simple composed with detailed elements trying to unveil some kinetic and musical qualities behind the apparent stillness of matter.This may appear conceptual when put in words but I simply follow an intuitive path.

Thanks for your visit!
-Pierre