Posts tagged with: Canadian artist

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:

 

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 !

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
https://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/

 

whimsical flower paintings from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine PelissierI will display a selection of my flowers paintings, it will be a good fit for exhibiting in a garden 🙂

The Art in the Garden tour is a 2 days self guided tour of the North Shore gardens, with visual artists displaying and selling their works and musicians performing all weekend.

This year, the tour will take place Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th from 12:00pm-5:00pm both days – rain or shine!

Stay tuned: I will publish the garden location a bit later, once confirmed.

I made 2 art lessons for the Cloth Paper scissors magazine and this is the second one: It shows you how to add visual texture with a dipping pen.
The lesson comes with a lot of pictures and even a short video.
Online art classes by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
Art Lessons: Volume 2 with Sandrine Pelissier
Adding Visual Texture with a Dip Pen
By Sandrine Pelissier
Format: Art Lesson DownloadPatterns are a great way to add complexity to a painting, and a dip pen is an inexpensive, easy-to-use tool for creating them. In this February Art Lesson, with accompanying video, Sandrine Pelissier uses a dip pen to create unique patterns, adding visual texture and depth to her paintings. Read along as Sandrine shares her techniques and her art, and turns you into a dip pen enthusiast.​

Art Classes on The Artist Network

add visual texture with dip pens by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissiercustom sketchbook with Spirograph designs by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissiermixed media on altered paper by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
 painting flowers from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissierpainting patterned trees by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissierzen doodle postcards by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

You can also check these inspiring blog posts on the
​Cloth Paper Scissors blog

customize your sketchbook coveradd visual texture with a dip pen by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
I am very excited about this new partnership with galerie Bloom in Montreal. They are in the process of moving to a new, bigger location in the old-Montreal neighborhood and will have a few paintings of mine in their new location.
If you live in the area, pop in the gallery to see their selection of original art:
224, rue St-Paul Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1Z9
tel: 514-419-2233

North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier painting in gallery Bloom in Montreal Canada

Sandrine Pelissier studio in the North Shore Art Crawl

See you for my open studio 🙂
​I am number 17, page 10 on the brochure.
You can pick up the brochures at many location on the North Shore or download it from the NVCAC website here.You can also browse the many participating artists profiles here.​

The “First Western Canadian Artists Portrait Exhibition (2017)”, exhibiting live portrait works by 28 artists ranging from 2006 to 2016, as well as portrait works by numerous renowned Canadian artists.​4th Feb.to 9th Feb at the International Arts Gallery in Vancouver.

What is great about this exhibition organized by Herman Zheng is that the accent is put on the models, without them, there would be no portrait paintings.

watercolor portrait painting by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

Sophie in front of her painting!

exhibition of Canadian portrait artists in International Arts Gallery in Vancouver

Some of the models with their paintings in the show
I finished it just in time so I could submit it for this show at the Federation of Canadian Artists in Granville Island, I just got the good news today that it has been accepted.

portrait with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

I was juried in that same show in 2015 and 2014 and won a price each year.
The show runs from November 29 to December 23 at the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery. The reception is on December 8th : 6 to 8 pm.

west coast landscape painting of the rain forest by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

“Botanical Allegory” sold and is displayed in this beautiful home. I think it is the perfect painting to fit that space!