Tagged: acrylic

War Witch – Last painting of 2012

I painted this during the evening of December 31st 2012. It’s my last painting of 2012.  War Witch, a movie about child soldiers, inspired the title. When she drinks psychedelic tree sap, the titular war witch sees ghosts of murder victims. They haunt her and, sometimes, they talk to her.

First step of the painting. I usually start with the darks but this time I started with the graphic pattern, then a first pass on the highlights. The highlights are unbleached titanium.

First step of the painting. I usually start with the darks, but this time I started with the graphic pattern, then a first pass on the highlights. The highlights are unbleached titanium.

Second step. I added the dark in raw umber I use thin glazes that I build up slowly. Just untinted medium makes the masonite darker and I can't remove paint or cover up mistakes with light paint, so I have to act with caution.

Second step. I added the dark in raw umber. I use thin glazes that I build up slowly. Just untinted medium makes the masonite darker and I can’t remove paint or cover up mistakes with light paint, so I have to act with caution. I try to preserve as much of the background color as I can, as midtone.

Finished image scanned. This is close to the actual colors.

Finished image scanned. This is close to the actual colors and it’s 8″x10″

One of my goals for 2013 is to build a separate website for my traditional painting. I will have a print store and I will also have originals for sale. Until then, if you are interested in a painting, you can always e-mail me at chantal (at) chantalfournier (dot) com

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Le Fantôme de la Liberté, Work in progress

Here are some progress shots of my new paintings I’m calling le Fantôme de la Liberté, after a Luis Bunuel movie. That statue is on the back of the Edward VII monument (the same monument from the painting of Edward VII wearing a seagull on his head) and according to wikipedia, it represents the winged genie of freedom, showing royalty breaking away from religious persecution.

The dark mandala like pattern is actually clear glossy varnished sprayed on the unprimed massonite using a stencil I got in a craft store. I stole that idea from the always awesome Scott M Fischer who has been doing fantastically textured work lately. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s on his website quite yet.

And Sylvain took some pictures of me working tonite.

With my awesome cow spot apron!

Edward VII and the gull

I just finished this. It’s the monument to Edward VII of England that can be found in Square Phillips in Montreal. I’m not sure why but I thought he looked great with a seagull on his head.

Edward VII was the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The edwardian era was named after him.

The painting is 24 inches high by 12 inches wide. I usually use very limited palettes when I paint in acrylics but in this case, I used just about every paint tube that I had laying around. It looks somewhat different than what I usually do. I’m happy with it, it felt pretty experimental.

Underpainting

Work in progress

Finished

Graveyard Picnic – a few days left

There are only a few days left until the end of my exhibition Graveyard Picnic at Katacombes, corner St-Laurent and Ontario, in Montreal. I already sold 5 pieces  (out of 12.)

Here are the remaining pieces:

Graveyard picnic
Format     20”x36” & 12”x36”
Info    Acrylic on cotton canvas
Price    390$

St-Joseph et les tentacules
Format     16”x20”
Info    Acrylic on cotton canvas
Price    120$

Les corbeaux
Format     12”x16”
Info    Acrylic on cotton canvas
Price    70$

Format     20”x36”
Info    Acrylic on cotton canvas
Price T.B.D. (Actually, there is a price in the show, but I lost that information on my computer …strange as it might seem.)

Le démon de la Baie
Format     14”x18”
Info    Acrylic on cotton canvas
Price   95$

Bloody Mary
Format     48”x36”
Info    Acrylic on cotton canvas
Price    540$

If any of these interest you, please  contact me at chantal (at) chantalfournier (dot) com