Category Archives: Public places illustrations

Impressionistic renderings of city parks and gardens, plazas, public areas, etc.

Charlotte in Budapest – Animated Image

Window with a history on the upper floor of the inner courtyard at Szimpla Kert

One of the many details that attracted my attention at Szimpla Kert, a romkocsma, or ruin pub in Hungarian, located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. This is a daytime impression, with added animation all my own, of the place. The night scene is an altogether different experience.

Red flowers at dusk – Take 2

Played around a little bit on this new take from my Nafplio painting.

Fall in Nafplio
Smoke volutes escape from the wall in a small Nafplio garden, at dusk.

First snow at the pub

An animation from a painting of the Yew Tree, a pub in Alresford, Hampshire, in southwest England which was a very nice find!

Part of my ongoing preparation for the Art + Photo exhibition I will be participating in with Georges Dutil and David Morris, at the Atelier/Galerie Marc Gosselin, in Montreal, 17-26.05. 2018. #Montrealexhibition, #art#photo#TRIAGE#exhibition

First snow at the pub

Berlin’s U6 stops in an English pub – Animated gif

Berlin’s U6 line stop in a UK pub
Animated gif from 2 of my paintings

An animated gif of 2 of my digital paintings, merged to create this spoof of exhaut fumes from Berlin’s U6 tram spilling outside of the photograph in an English pub.

Red flowers at dusk – animated gif

Red flowers at dusk animated gif
At dusk, Nafplio, Greece – Animated gif study

Animated gif built from a small courtyard I photographed in Nafplio, Greece, in 2016.  The red of the flowers bursts out in the fading daylight, almost as if the flowers were luminous.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Study #1

Study #1 Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Study from a photograph I shot in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Been in a creative rut lately and needed to open things up a bit. Preparing a show in Montreal in the Spring of this year (2018) with two friend artists and trying to have fun, experiment, so that my head and, more importantly, my heart feel peace. This is simply an animated gif but it gets to say what I wanted to.

The dark side is entirely mine. The photo just called this mood so I painted and edited accordingly.

Grand Royale – Quiet Space

Grand Royale - Quiet Space
Quiet space in the Grand Royale Hyde Park hotel foyer, with the early morning light coming in to warm the heart.

After the Mews, one of my favourite discoveries in London: the Grand Royale Hotel, at Bayswater, near Hyde Park. I was there a few years back, and loved it! I did many paintings of this place, as every nook and cranny was delightful to me.

London is filled with magical places. One only needs to notice. As usual for me, the small things are the most interesting. This early morning scene brings me back there, enjoying a Caffe Latte and a croissant – I know, typical British fare, right?

Montepulciano Pottery

Montepulciano Pottery
Montepulciano Pottery

Italy is full of visual gems. Case in point, during a Montepulciano walkabout, this pottery set painted with a Tuscany theme in a window display caught my eye.

I’m sure they probably offered delivery to whatever country you live in, but I find that a digital painting takes less space in my NAS than the set would have required in my kitchen. Of course, I do not have the pleasure of serving olive oil, or fresh water from these beauties.

Prayer Time

Prayer Time
Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem during Friday night prayer

Friday night, Plateau Mont-Royal,  Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem members praying in the Sanctuaire du Saint-Sacrement, a very beautiful and historically significant church built between 1890 and 1908.

I was walking by and noticed the church was open. They were celebrating Mass, and singing prayers. The sound was beautiful.

I walked up to where I could be close to the monks and nuns and tried to be as unobtrusive as possible while having a clear view of the assembled singers. So this is what I came up with.