Posts filed under: Painting

Location:

North Vancouver

Sun, December 2, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, December 2, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting with a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make.

In this demo Sandrine will show you :
How to mount yupo or stone paper on board to present your paintings on paper without a frame
How to make an abstract background with lots of visual textures
How to use negative painting and your imagination to make a painting appear effortlessly
How to add patterns to embellish a painting with a dipping pen and ink
Discover a fresh, fun approach to painting unique flowers!
We will have Sandrine’s new book available for signing at the end of the demonstration.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.

 

 

It is finally there!
My Book, Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media is now available online.

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!

Let your imagination blossom!

Wondering how painting from imagination look like? Check this time lapse video and see the process from start to finish.

 

Organized by Sandrine Pelissier and Sophie Babeanu

We are passionate about making art accessible. We believe that if you can write, you can draw.
Every year we organize a Culture Days event that will reveal the artist in you in a fun and relaxed environment.

Everybody is an artist!

We truly believe that art is for everyone and we designed a fun activity that will have you make a unique picture, easily and in no time. All you have to do is relax and let your imagination do all the work.

This activity is suitable for kids all ages as well as for adults, even the adults who could not draw to save their life.

If you like the picture you made, Sophie and Sandrine will help you upload it to the Big Picture Art Project, and online collective art project where artists from everywhere in the world are sharing drawings and stories.

When :

Sunday Sept 30 : 10 am to 4 pm

Where:

Sandrine Pelissier studio

 

 

I am very excited about my new book, it is available now for pre-order and will ship mid August.

Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media

Discover a fresh, fun approach to painting unique flowers!

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Drop in color (ink, watercolor or fluid acrylics) to create abstract backgrounds full of beautiful textures and “blooms.”
Just like spotting shapes in the clouds, search for shapes in your background that suggest blossoms and leaves. Paint around them and watch the flowers emerge!
Add patterns in pen to create a lovely, faux collage effect.
With plenty of mixed-media techniques throughout for building up luscious texture and color, even beginners can achieve happy results. Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!

Let your imagination blossom!

Birth of Venus

The show runs from July 9th – 29th at the Federation of Canadian Artists

241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7

Phone:  604.681.2744

I have been re-working some of my favourite life drawings recently for a new series of drawings made available on my online store.
Some drawings are heavily patterned:
life drawing with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

You can see a video of the making of that drawing here:

I also worked with fluid acrylic on a series of life drawings:

 

Yeah! I get to spend some cash at Opus !!!
 Timelines has won third place in the Painting on the Edge Show

Painting on the Edge is an annual international open call, competition and exhibition open to all artists worldwide. Each year this exhibition encourages artists to challenge themselves in their current practice and get out of their artistic comfort zones.

I got an awards 3 years in a row in that show!

In 2016 Forest Dream has won third place ​and in 2015 Slice of Life, Louise won second place.

 

portrait painting with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

From Acrylicsworks: Value is one of the key art elements of any two-dimensional artwork. To many artists, value represents the single most important element of a painting. The compositional structure that the tonal values create in a painting is the framework that holds everything else—color and detail—together. In a complex painting, the artist generally decides on a value key, whether in the light or dark range, or a full range of values from black to white. It is tonal value that most creates the illusion of three dimensions in an artwork, and it is also the foundation of composition. One cannot overstate the importance of value in painting and drawing.
For the AcrylicWorks 5 contest, we are looking for excellence in acrylic painting in a variety of styles and subjects. The dominant medium must be acrylic, but some minor use of other media is acceptable. If selected, you will be asked to write about your painting in relation to the theme Bold Values. This could be interpreted through your creative or technical process, materials and/or artistic inspiration.