Ready made large canvases are too expensive, so I have been making my own stretchers and stretched canvas on it . It has been a nice woodworking moment, and I am happy of the result.

Trying to paint the air between the model and the viewer. It seems that one way to suggest this is to let the coolness of the light invade shadows. Oil is so nice and friendly to achieve subtle mixes, I don't think other paint materials allow this.

I have just been finishing and photographying these . I managed to put up a great scanner-like setup to take photos despite the shiny fresh surface, using 2 lamps at 45° and a black curtain with a hole between me and the paintings. I had tried many times to do it outside under overcast scattered light with no avail...

A very Happy new year to all the mastodon freaks !! Carving more for some wider format limited print of my night ambiant

More blocking-in with chalk light study for a new . I left the easel unattended for quite some time, it is good to be back at it again :-)

Printing full steam ahead ! My workflow is good now, I have proper registration, reasonable drying times, a paper cutter that works fast and clean. Next step will be to go to book shops and convince them to take some... Setting up my online store soon too 🐾

Painters in the Gardens. I was invited to hang my paintings for an exhibition in my village . Nice weather, nice people, nice afternoon

Je participerai Samedi 21 Septembre 2019 à l’exposition collective « L’Art au Jardin », à partir de 15h au pré communal, rue basse à Rouillé ( 86480 ) . Plus de détails : patricepoly.com/lart-au-jardin

I finished and varnished this fabrics and texture study. The varnish really made the darks deep and the lights pop out. Very hard to photography without making it shine or washed out... Reference stock here : deviantart.com/daniellefiore/a

1st batch of handprinted linocut postcards versos on my 3€ homemade printmaking drying shed 😅

I have just been testing a 100% recycled heavy paper for a series project, it turns out to work really good ! I am really happy as it is quite difficult to find such a paper where I live.

I finally put the last corrections to this portrait of two brothers. I have had some hard time due to the backlit reference picture which I was given to work with, so I had to invent most of the forms in the shadows. In the end I think likeness is here.

Work in progress : a in of two brothers for a . It has been impossible to paint due to the heat these days... Today at last we had cool rain and fresh air so I could get at it again :-) I need to calm down my contrasts it seems they are going to play theater, when they should not !

Hand light study in - I liked the outdoors lightning on the reference, and the grace of the hand pose. So it was a pleasant subject to practice turning form with color temperature 😁

More oil pixels 😂 I've been speed mixing this afternoon with a poster study for a commission portrait . It is damn hot here now

Almost there ! I will want to fix some little things here and there but I think she is grounded now 😅 I have quite some sunken in areas, I think I will have to better seal the canvas next time

WIP Getting somewhere slowly ! Listening to stellar attraction progressive radio while costumes is really neat :D

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