Life drawing critter skull

critter skull pencil drawing

 

This is a pencil drawing I did during a life drawing class back in design school. My teacher showed up with his collection of animal skulls for us to draw. I spent about 3-4 hours drawing this one. It’s too bad because I don’t remember what kind of animal it was. I love doing that kind of stuff though, just spending time reproducing something that’s in front of you. There’s something very meditative about it.

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African Lady

African Lady oil painting

 

Painting of a beautiful and proud African lady. Made on 2013. Oil on canvas. 8 x 10 inches.

FOR SALE: 550$

Please contact me by email if you’re interested. (gauthier_veronique@hotmail.com)

Second and last acrylic painting: Lotus flower (2007)

Peinture de V2 - 001 - 25cm x 20cm

Lotus flower. Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches.

This is my second and last completed acrylic painting that I did in 2007. Like I mentioned before, I hate acrylic, I can’t work well with it. A few weeks after that, I tried oil paints and never went back.

This painting is now for sale on Ebay (just click on the image for the link because I still haven’t figured out how to put the link in the text, sorry again).

First ever acrylic painting: Snail (2007)

Snail

First acrylic painting: little snail on green background

Little snail on a branch. Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches.

This is the first acrylic painting I did way back in 2007. I’d done mostly pencil and charcoal drawings up to that point, with some watercolor and gouache. So I tried acrylic and I hated it. With a passion. It dries way too fast and you can’t blend the colors properly, so I was swearing the whole time I was painting this poor little snail. At least it didn’t come out so bad. I only managed to do one other completed acrylic painting, of a lotus flower, and a couple of failed attempts where I quit in frustration before I discovered that oil was way easier and way more fun.

 

This painting is now for sale on Ebay (just click on the image for the link because I can’t figure out how to put the link in the text, sorry).

Commission: Minette

cat, kitty, female cat, fire, stove

Minette

 

Last year, my parents went on a trip to France to do the Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle ( Camino de Santiago) pilgrimage, which they had been looking forward to for a long time. Unfortunately, they had to cut their trip short due to an injury. Before they went home, they spent a few days in a guesthouse in the town of Br├ęcy, which had a lot of cats. The kitty in the painting is the matriarch of those cats, named Minette. My parents asked me to immortalize her as a souvenir from this wonderful but too short trip.

Oil on canvas.

Indian woman in sari

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday. Theme: Paisley. Oil on canvas, 16′ x 20′

Latte Coffee Bowl

Small still life painting of a coffee bowl. Oil on canvas, 6′ x 6′, 2009

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