Watercolor Sketchbook DIY Tutorial!!

Hey what’s up?! 😃 As for me, I have been working on some quite exciting tutorials related to watercolor sketching lately!! 😛
I am so happy to share them with you. 🎉😝


As usual, these days, they are video tutorials, as it’s really the better way for me to show you stuff! 😊😉

But before sharing the tutorials with you, important thing. 😌
Some people told me they didn’t really know how to find the videos on their own, and how to to get notified about them and everything – and that’s essential, as I made quite a lot of videos in addition to these ones : about the color choices for my watercolor palette, sketchbook tours, watercolor demos, a lot of good stuff!! 😛
I offer 2 to 3 videos a week so I really can’t share them all and make a newsletter for each of them here on my blog. 😊 Continue reading

The following of the USK Symposium videos! KK., Marc Taro Holmes, Maru Godas. :)

Hi! I hope you are doing well and that your days are creative and exciting! 😊

I kept working quite hard on the videos about the Urban Sketchers Symposium which tool place in Chicago last year.
I try to convey a special atmosphere for each video and to share the workshop teaching as well as what it’s like to be hundreds of sketchers in the streets. 😉


The second one from the series show the instructors sketching in the morning, before the workshops begin : Liz Steel, Stephanie Bower and Marc Taro Holmes are painting the famous Chicago Theater. All along the video, I browse my sketchbook for you, sharing my drawings and sketches done with every media and tools : watercolor but also ink, pencils, gouache !… My sketchbook includes instax mini photos as well.

We then enjoy a bit of Maru Godas workshop, “Gouache like a child”, and some leaf through in her sketchbook. What an inspiration!

At the end of the video, Marc and I are painting the skyline and railways from a bridge (in full sun!!). The chat with Marc Taro Holmes is so interesting… I am happy to be able to share that with you! Continue reading

A video about the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago!

Hey! Hi everyone! I’m back!! 😁 😅 😜

😝 Happy New Year!!!!!😝
I wish you a huge lot of creativity in 2018. 😌


And I am REALLY happy that I at last managed to start working on the video shots I took during the Urban Sketchers Symposium last July in Chicago. 🎨 😎
Yes, time flies but, even a few months later, that’s a real pleasure to enjoy the atmosphere of the Symposium with the sketchers everywhere,the interesting workshops, the warmth of summer, and the craziness of Chicago!!  😃 Continue reading

An hymn to color

I noticed that the compliment people make the more often about my watercolors is “I looooove your colors!!”. 😀🎨😳😁 Thank you so much, guys, by the way, for the kind words!! ☺️

That’s true that I am pretty at ease with colors… Maybe there is something special about my use of colors?… Not so sure… Do you think so?!

My critic self often thinks that I work too much with colors and that this does a bit of harm to the value impact of my pieces…Painters often say that values are more important than colors (which is highly probably true) so that’s not so good to be too much into colors ! Continue reading

Practicing figure sketching. #OneWeek100People2017

Did you participate to that event too? 😊 Last week, Marc Taro Holmes and Liz Steel had the great idea to encourage the sketchers from all over the world to practice their people sketching, trying to make 100 people sketch in one week.


I decided to participate, even if I regretted the many people of India (always eager to pose!) and the warm weather helping to go out and sketch! At last, I reached the 100 sketches! 😀 Even if I wasn’t able to do a lot of sketches from life, I took the chance to experiment a lot with different sketching materials to try to improve my people sketching.

In fact, it was not on purpose but I changed the medium each day, funnily! ☺️
NB : I didn’t sketched all day but rather moved forward a lot on the challenge the days I sketched! 😉


The first day of the challenge, I was for a few hours in Paris, on my way back from India.

The gloomy rainy weather were really discouraging but, thanks to the #OneWeek100People2017 challenge, I forced myself to go out and find a cafe spot where I could sketch people. 😊 Continue reading

Watercolor sketches from India!!!!!

I am in India for a while and I can’t believe what I see and what I live. All of it is really stunning! The dreamy atmosphere, the smile of people, the colors, the business… This is so impressive!!

I am really happy to share with you some of my loose work in this colorful and exciting country.
Temples and statues everywhere, bright colors, gorgeous atmospheres… India is a real gift for the painter!

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Watercolor inspiration, and my upcoming workshop, in France.

So, I guess I am going to talk a lot about watercolor workshops these days… 😉
Is’t it so exciting to be able to paint together in some gorgeous places all over the world though?!! 😃

Of course, the group for India is full but we are currently setting the group for my future workshop in France.


It will take place next September (2 to 15 September) but Nancy, my trip organiser said it’s time for those was are interested in attending to register, as we have to hold the rooms in the hotels until then, thanks to the registering. 😊

A lot of people especially know Paris and Provence, in France but, believe me, there are many absolutely gorgeous places in the other regions too ! And, in my opinion, Brittany is one of the most beautiful, because of its stunning coasts, authentic villages and diversity of landscapes and atmospheres. 😍
There are so much awesome places and adorable secret spots that you could paint there for a whole year without feeling bored! 😅 😀

As I know Brittany really well, I chose myselft the places we will visit and paint. So I can speak in full knowledge of the facts. 😉 Continue reading