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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.

let your subconscious do the workClick here to read more about the subconscious drawing technique.

This technique has been developed with The Big Picture Art Project in mind. The Big Picture Art Project is a collective art work where artists from all over the world are sharing stories in drawings.

the big picture art project

Here are some other posts that can give you some ideas and inspiration to participate in this one of a kind art project:

 

 

 

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.
Very nice to see Green Bouquet and Slice of Life-Louise in this selection of gorgeous acrylic paintings!
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 these 4 videos being available in DVD and for download on the Artist Network
online class painting flowers from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissieronline class zen doodle postcards by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissieronline class painting patterned trees by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissieronline class figure drawing on altered paper by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
I received my copy of Splash 17, inspiring subjects yesterday and the book looks gorgeous. What I like about the Splash collection is the opportunity to see how so many different artists can express themselves in different styles and in different subjects with the same medium of watercolor.

watercolor portrait painting with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

I have one painting featured in the book, it is a portrait of my daughter Louise as she was taking a selfie in front of a mirror. The paradox is actually we can’t see her face in that selfie 🙂

splash 17 watercolor competition book Edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf

​A revealing gesture, a brilliant quality of light, a particularly perfect bloom… this volume of Splash is dedicated to those glorious sparks of inspiration, and the stories of how 129 artists fanned them into some of today’s greatest watercolor paintings. The emotional connection between subject and artist resonates in these pages, delivering the caliber of art and insight that has made Splash a perennial favorite.

  • 135 paintings, reproduced in large, juicy color
  • A diverse range of styles and subjects, including still lifes, portraits, city scenes, animals and landscapes
  • Commentary reveals the artists’ passion, approaches and techniques

The artists spotlighted inside found inspiration in even unlikely places. They spotted it in peeling paint, the faces of strangers, and the view from the kitchen window. They found beauty in places as poetic as Paris, and as seemingly pedestrian as a dilapidated shed. From a hawk proudly posed against a cloudless, cerulean sky to an everyday table setting transformed by light into a kaleidoscope of color, these are the moments that stopped artists in their tracks, to create the kind of paintings that do the same. “Whatever made you hold your breath or turn your head the first time you saw it, that is what you should paint!” –Kathleen Lanzoni

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fearless watercolor for beginners in Chinese by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

I was so thrilled to find a couple copies of the simplified Chinese edition of my book “Fearless Watercolor for beginners” in the mail today!
It was a surprise as I did not know the book was being translated, so happy about that 🙂
You can buy the Chinese version of my book on these online stores:
I just got the news this morning that Slice of Life: Louise and Green bouquet are selected for the upcoming book by FW media AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color!
Both paintings sold on Saatchi online.​

The new issue of Drawing magazine will be soon available in the newsstands. I am very excited to have one of my drawing/painting (Going in circles) featured in this issue as an honorable mention recipient of the Shades of Gray competition.