Sketching is an important step in any case : whether outside on live or in the studio as a preparative work, this is an important moment because the swiftness of its fulfilment. It happens then very interesting things like the instinctive interpretation of the colors or the values : sometimes a kind of gesture can emerge of the promptness of the sketch. It may be due to the discomfort to paint in the street, or because of the gaze of the people. Anyway it’s always a good occasion to fight off your limites or to reinvent yourself and find new graphics paths when you stand on a creative impasse.

These sketches have been realised on the street, on travel or daily; the others are preparatory paintings before the work on canvas. You can find the corresponding works following the landscape link.