May 30, 2007

May 29, 2007

Landscape #6

Aah oui, encore un paysage... je ne m'en lasse pas.

No, I'm not tired of drawing landscapes.
What is fascinating about drawing mountains in particular is that when you start, you feel that long distance between yourself and the horizon... but minute for minute you are getting closer and closer to it, and at the end you almost think you can put your hand on that crest, and you can touch those clouds, they almost look like solid sculptures.
Or a sofa, why not.

Indian ink, ca. 15 x 21 cm / 6 x 8¼ in.

May 27, 2007

Building #5

Nice (Avenue Primerose)

Indian ink, ca. 15 x 21 cm / 6 x 8¼ in.

May 25, 2007

Una Novia Errante

La Finacée errante - A Wandering Bride

That's the title of the movie we watched in Cannes this morning, and the drawing above, which shows the school of my children, has got nothing to do with it at all - except that when I made the drawing (waiting in front of the school to pick up my children), the movie continued to play in my head, and I feel that something of the story has gone into it.

I'm quite sure that if I look at the drawing in ten years again, I will recall this movie rather than the school building.

Indian ink, postcard size

May 20, 2007

Tarik + Pascal Mono

Il y a quelques jours, l'ex-prof de piano de Zoï, que Joëlle a rencontré dans la rue, a parlé d'un spectacle dans la Citadelle de Villefranche-sur-Mer, où il allait jouer avec quelques autres personnes.
Le spectacle avait lieu aujourd'hui, et on y est allé sans savoir ce qui allait nous attendre.
On était agréablement surpris: En fait, l'ex-prof de piano de Zoï jouait le keyboard dans le groupe de Tarik (à gauche), dont on avait déjà entendu parler à la radio, et c'était magnifique.
Plus tard dans la soirée il y avait Pascal Mono (à droite), qu'on ne connaissait pas, mais apparemment tout le monde dans la salle le connaissait. Il était très bien aussi.
Le tout était une "Opération pour les enfants du Soudan", tous les participant étaient des bénévols.

May 17, 2007

Villefranche-sur-Mer #2

It's not that I didn't want to draw the horizon line or any other details of the sea or the sky - it's just that I didn't have enough tranquility to do so (a day on the beach with family - I stopped when my 3-year-old son just decided to jump up from the towel to return into the water alone again...).
But looking at it now, I think I should have stopped at that very moment anyway: It seems to be one of those drawings where Wolfgang Schmitz would have said that in a certain moment, you have to take away the pen from the drawer – to avoid that he worsens his drawing. "Stop – don't touch it any more!"

Indian ink, ca. 15 x 21 cm / 6 x 8¼ in.