Switzerland 2020 - now
After visiting a few times, now I'm settled in Switzerland. For a graphic/landscape/picturesque scene kind of painter, this place is an endless source. Every town, city, has a gorgeous old centre, untouched by the wars that messed up the rest of Europe. The people are pretty nice too. Anyway - here are some more recent pieces.
Lovely Lausanne... Well, my take on it. The 4th largest city in the country. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm.
All the following drawings are of Fribourg, pen and ink, A3 size. This city is a stunner, with an intact Medieval centre. I love it - I could paint, draw here for a long time.
Fribourg - Cathedral, and St John's Square. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm.
View from the Café du Midi. I'm putting more people in the pictures now. It (obviously) livens up a picture, but also gives scale, and naturalism. It took a while to make them look right, but they're getting better.
Sketchbooks - you'va got to have a few...
Cafés, bars... The Swiss do like their coffee, beer, and crosswords. That's all very common, I admit, but elderly ladies all sitting together for a white wine at 11 o'clock in the morning? That's Swiss.
L'Auberge des Boulangers. Acrylic on card, 32 x 42 cm. Irène likes this one... well actually, so do I. It came off very well and I must say - painting on cardboard is wildly under-rated. Try it out, I can totally recommend it.
Le Pont de Milieu, Fribourg. Oil on canvas, 2021. 60 x 44 cm. Lovely old stone bridge in the old part of town. It will probably figure in other paintings of mine in the future, too nice to paint only once.
Swiss Village by Night. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, An imaginary scene, my take on the typical small Swiis village, lit up at night.