Category Archives: Street view illustrations

Impressionistic renderings of streets, street corners, crossroads, etc.

Stormy – HIP work from the UK

Stormy
Storm coming in Burford UK

Work started in 2015 – kept the wrinkled sky because I love the effect.

Alice in Berlin – HIP Collection

Alice in Berlin
More appropriately – Alice in Berlinland

A painting started in 2015 and more or less finished in 2018 – Berlin in Winter impression, enhanced because the reality wasn’t nearly as interesting as this ;o)

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.

Fire dish in Warsaw

This is 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, May 17 to 26, 2018.

First one is a MP4, better quality but you have to set your player to loop for the effect to last more than 6 seconds – second one is an animated gif, which loops on its own, but is not as high def as the MP4.

From an original painting I created after a walkabout in Warsaw some years back. Time flies!

An animated piece reaches out to you, giving an illusion of experience that much closer to having been there. Of course, I still prefer the painting, which I’ll eventually publish here. In the meantime, warm yourselves by the fire in Warsaw’s Old Town.

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.

Montepulciano – The Little Red Car

Montepulciano - Little Red Car
Little red car in a slanted alley in Montepulciano, Italy, 2017

I always explore off the beaten path when I am in an unknown place. Montepulciano is a very beautiful city but to me, the visual gems are hidden in nooks and crannies, up – or down – hills, in cul-de-sacs, or behind buildings. This red Fiat was parked behind a building up a steep slope from a more commercial and busy shopping street.

This was late afternoon, with the sun still heavily splashing the rooftops, but only partially getting to street level. The lighting was perfect. It added mood and even highlighted the appropriate areas. I couldn’t have wished for a nicer setting.

It was very quiet. No one around. Just me and my camera. I framed my shot and took the photograph. I knew I’d be working on this one.

Small Athens Courtyard

Small Athens Courtyard
Small courtyard in Athens

I was in Greece for a short stay, and only had the chance to see Athens and Nafplio. I did not have a whole lot of time for walkabouts, so I did the best I could in picking some interesting spots for digital painting.

This was taken through a grid, as the place is private. I love the way the owner(s) used potted plants to enliven an otherwise feature-poor entryway.

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.

Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Take 2

Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Madrid, Take 2
Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Madrid, Take 2

The Latina Barrio is a very busy and lively sector of Madrid. It starts breathing at dusk, as the day’s light fades away. It is full of restaurants and people start occupying the place as the night moves in. Just lovely.