New drawings available on my online store

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:

 

Culture Days 2017- Thank you to all the participants!

drawing stations for Culture days in North Vancouver

For Culture Days Sophie Babeanu (art therapist in North Vancouver) and I have arranged a few drawing stations in the studio with simple instructions.

open studio in North Vancouver

At each station, you could try a different drawing technique.

drawing with your non dominant hand technique in sandrine pelissier studio

Like drawing with your non- dominant hand

culture days 2017

Or finding a drawing from random scribbles on paper

culture days in Vancouver

no phone selfie

Or drawing a self portrait with a mirror monoprint easy technique.

uploading drawings for the Big Picture Art Project

Once the drawings were made, participants had the opportunity to have their drawings scanned and to upload them to the Big Picture Art Project 

Thank you to all the participants!!

We had some awesome participations to the big picture from our Culture Days visitors. Here are a few:

 

See you next year !

Culture days activity in my studio: Everyone can draw for The Big Picture Art Project

Culture days are coming up and I will host and activity in my studio with Art therapist and Big Picture co-founder Sophie Babeanu:

Everyone can draw for the Big Picture Art Project.

September 30th and October 1st
10 am to 4 pm

 

free demo at Opus North Vancouver for the Big Picture art proejct

 

The big picture is a collective art project where people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings. You want to participate in the project and:

– The idea of drawing sends chills down your spine?
– You have an interesting story to share?
– You could not use a computer if your life depended on it?
– What on earth is a scanner?
– Last time you drew something was in elementary school
– Your dog ate your drawing
– You feel like having a conversation with two heavily french accented ladies.

Come and see us, we can help !

 

Sandrine and Sophie will show you some simple drawing techniques: line contour drawing, line and cross hatching, cross contour drawing, scumbling technique, drawing with twigs. You will also have the chance to try for yourself some fun techniques like continuous drawing, blind continuous drawing, and drawing with your non dominant hand.

Supplies will be provided.

 


Sandrine Pelissier is a North Vancouver-based visual artist and the author of Fearless Watercolor for Beginners. Her work has been published in many books and magazines.

She writes the popular blog: www.paintingdemos.com
http://www.sandrinepelissier.com/

Sophie Babeanu is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist. She graduated from Langara College in Vancouver). She has hundreds of hours of practice with children, seniors and adults from all walks of life.

http://www.expressiveartsvancouver.com/

Join us for a free drawing demo at Opus North Vancouver on August 12

free demo at Opus North Vancouver for the Big Picture art proejct

 

Anyone Can Draw! The Big Picture Collective Art Project with Sandrine Pelissier & Sophie Babeanu

North Vancouver
Sat, August 12, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, August 12, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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

The Big Picture is a collective art project where people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of smaller drawings.

    If you would like to participate in this exciting project and agree to any of the following:

  • The idea of drawing sends chills down your spine
  • You have an interesting story to share
  • Last time you drew something was in elementary school
  • Your dog ate all your drawings (we won’t ask…)
  • You want to try some simple exercises for yourself
  • You feel like attending a demo by two heavily French accented ladies

Then this is the demo for you!

Sandrine and Sophie will show you some simple drawing techniques: line contour drawing, line and cross hatching, cross contour drawing, scumbling technique, drawing with twigs. You will also have the chance to try for yourself some fun techniques like continuous drawing, blind continuous drawing, and drawing with your non dominant hand.

Attendees are asked to bring along a sketchbook and a pencil or pen to sketch along with Sandrine and Sophie.

 


Sandrine Pelissier is a North Vancouver-based visual artist and the author of Fearless Watercolor for Beginners. Her work has been published in many books and magazines.

She writes the popular blog: www.paintingdemos.com
http://www.sandrinepelissier.com/

Sophie Babeanu is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist. She graduated from Langara College in Vancouver and is also a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). She has hundreds of hours of practice with children, seniors and adults from all walks of life.

http://www.expressiveartsvancouver.com/

 

Timelines has won third place in the Painting on the Edge Show

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.

 

Upcoming Show at the Centre Culture Francophone de Vancouver

Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver

I will have a few paintings exhibited at the Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver in this group show for the Canada 150 celebrations.

From July 20 to 27, 2017, in the context of the Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific event, Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver will host an exhibition devoted to the landscapes of the Pacific coast. Presented in the library at Le Centre, the exhibition Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific has assembled the works of three francophone artists who bring us their vision of the natural and urban landscapes of the Pacific coast. This series of works shows us a seaside with a thousand and one facets that oscillate between the city and nature.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, with the artists in attendance. Wine, fruit juice and cheese will be served.

 

Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver
1551, 7ième avenue ouest
Vancouver, V6J 1S1Phone number : 604 736-9806

Timelines has been juried into the FCA “Painting on the Edge” open show

 Timelines painting of a tree with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

Painting on the edge is the 15th Annual Open International Juried Exhibition at the Federation of Canadian Artists :

The show runs from July 18 to August 6, 2017 at the Federation Gallery

Summer Gallery Hours
Effective May 20 – September 31
Monday – Sunday, 10:00 – 5.00

Gallery located at
1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7

We’re located on Granville Island, accross from the Granville Island Hotel and Performance Works.

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

Great news! Slice of Life-Sisters  has been selected for publication in AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values!

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.