Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past seventeen years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading
I finally managed to get the hang of the printing process and I am proud to announce that there are now four different paintings available in my Etsy store.
These are high quality prints, it took me countless hours of printing trials to arrive to this result. And a lot of swearing too, believe me. I decided to print only on A3 paper. Less than that is not worth the investment. There are so many details in my paintings which just disappear in an A4 format. Perhaps I’ll use all my A4 stock to print character close-ups, eventually.
I’m working on a new diorama which I’m very excited about. But it will take a long time before it’s finished. In the meantime, the first diorama will be soon available in my Etsy store. I have to find a way to take it into picture so that the photos do it justice,
I also fixed the problem with the contact page, it didn’t work indeed. Thank you, Ricardo, for drawing my attention to it.
I’m planning to be more talkative here on my blog, so … be prepared!
Although I’m going through a rough time with my dog’s illness, there’s always space for celebration. I’m celebrating the fact that 5 months after this terrible diagnosis, Loki is still here and still keen on going for walks one hour and a half every day, For a dog who’s become incontinent and has prostate cancer and god knows what else, I think he’s doing pretty well.
This last painting, which took me so long because of all my ceramic projects is my homage to the inner sanctuary, the hearth and its guardian, the Brownie. I loved dressing up these old ladies and I can’t work out why all the female characters which abund in fantasy art nowadays are all so young, Even representations of crones are actually young models with white hair. Old age can be so beautiful, sweet and mysterious. I love old ladies. Particularly eccentric ones of course.
Please let me introduce Eleutheria:
Korrigan (pixie from Brittany):
And Farfadet (the French Brownie, house elf):
And here is the bigger picture:
Which I made into a paper diorama:
I love dioramas SO MUCH! I wish I had an electronic die cut machine, though. Cutting by hand is very messy and takes ages. Also, I’m still struggling with my Canon printer settings. I haven’t figured out yet how to enhance my images prior to printing. It drives me insane, really. I guess I should also buy at some point a daylight lamp to take better pictures of my work.
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I love tricksters in any form! I’m especially fascinated by Fox, Raven and Loki whom I kind of represented here in his “bug” form (the little bugger). I may be naive but I think they all mean well. They’re divine after all, how could they get it wrong? Trickster sees the whole picture and therefore is the wisest of all. A trickster’s heart is something of a mystery. It’s not all pink and fluffy (the one on the picture is mine, notice the patch), it can also be full of anger and sadness. But passion and ecstasy as well, and when no one sees… mystery. I believe wholeheartedly in Trickster, and I think Trickster believes in me too. He might raise his eyes and sigh repeatedly but he knows I’m trying.