Sur l'herbe de l'Étang du Nord
- Dimensions20 x 40
The theme of boats, rowboats and sailboats is imbued in the youth of the artist from an early age. The various holiday spent along the Chilean coast, have left the testimony of maritime life and culture around the fishing villages.
Boats forms represents a complex subject through the challenges of perspective and their own regional anatomy, but they also reflect a character like a portrait.
Here, they are represented as the painting main subject mostly but also as complementary elements in a more diversified scene.
This collection is inspired by the artist’s many travels on Quebec coasts along the St. Lawrence River, the Maritime Provinces and the East coast.
Under a creative and contemporary vision, all technical means are explored to create a colorful, contrasted and dynamic composition, in particular the chromatic strategy, and the use of whites and grays. The paint manipulation is developed using knifes and large brushes gesture reaching boldness with impasto mortar and thicker paint.
These works are executed on gallery canvas painted sides.