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  • Beaux 8:49 pm on September 24, 2014 Permalink  

    My Inspiration 

    Everytime I go to art event people ask me how and where do I find my inspiration for painting.

    This is a really good question, that I am quiet never really ready to answer. I am inspired by so many things around me but I guess I should start by the beginning.

    As you may know, I start painting pretty late in my life (mid-twenty) when my mom passed away. I don’t think that anyone can be ready for a shock like that even more when it is in a sudden accident. I would not get into the detail here but I want to share you with you the first women that has inspiring me to pursue my love for art. To make it my living, my passion, my everything (after my husband, of course).

    This women is Cecilia Beaux and she is the inspiration behind my blog which is an extension of my art. I found a pretty interesting video on youtube that I want to share with you today so you can better understand my inspiration, my art and by defacto me !

     

     

    You can find more information about Cecilia Beaux online but I consider the National Musueum of Women in the Art is a pretty good start to discover her (and many other powerful women of art <3)

    I love portrait because I find them so much more true than picture. Especially nowadays when everyone is tricking theirs pictures with online tools. Also, what is beautiful is that portraitists have to really learn to discover a person really. I like to think at portraitist as smart psychic reader because they have to rapidly interpret the personality of a person and start drawing. It is pretty rare that the portraitist got the occasion to really know personally the person they are about to paint.

    Voila! I finally answer a question that I was not quiet able to answer for a long time. I guess bloging have bring clarity to my life. Thank you for following me.

    Beaux

     

     

     

     
  • Beaux 5:09 pm on September 17, 2014 Permalink  

    Problem in My Castle 

    probleminthecasltebeauxpaintPainting has been my inspiration and my refuge to get through things as they appear in my life. Some people use yoga, meditation, exercises or even boxing to explore their sentiments and emotions. I paint and I there it the only way that I can get trough life truly and purposely.

    I never taught that a minor health trouble (warts on my hand) could stop me from doing what I love and what I have been on this planet to do.

    In order not to become crazy and doing other things this week I revisited notes from art school about how to find inspiration and why it can be important to take break from your art. It was kind of a revelation. Then this is what I have decided to accomplish while my health get better.

    A. Explore Nature

    That’s right, nature is full of inspiration and there is nothing more special than a lonely excursion in nature.

    B. Take care of myself

    I almost forget to talk about it! Maybe because it work as a charm and is painless. Like I mention before I have plantar warts on my hand :(. However, this time I know what to do (it’s the second time) and I already have at home this over the counter treatment for warts named Wartrol. It is easy to use and work really good really quickly. Some people are ashamed of warts, but after reading on it I just believe that some people are more sensitive than others to this type of virus.

    C. Listening to Music

    Music is the peace of the soul. Some say it is Silence but in my case silence drive me crazy. I need this melody and smooth rhythm in my life now more than anything.

    D. Coconut Oil

    Yep, maybe you think I have gone nuts but coconut oil is magical to rejuvenate your skin. I literally put coconut oil everywhere!

    The good news is, I am writing this blog mid week and I am almost ready to get back to work :)

    Next week, I am going be the first speaker for the opening of an art gallery in Normandin. I am so excited as 3 of my painting will be sold at the charity auction. Also, the guess list is pretty impressive for a small community like Normandin. Some international Canadian figure will also be present. I will definitely post some picture and follow up on this with you later. Until then, let art flow in your life and inspire other with your creation

    With love, like always

    Beaux

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  • Beaux 2:32 am on September 12, 2014 Permalink  

    Another year, another adventure to come! 

    midleagewomenpaintMaybe it is because we are close to my birthday and that I am turning 40 but I have been painting women, middle age women to be more specific for about a month now. Like a lot of other women my age, every year bring it part of struggling because we have to add up another year, another digit number to this eternal growing number…

    Don’t get me wrong I am really happy with my life, and pretty happy to be my age (most of the time) but the time around my birthday are always the one that bring me back to earth and bring me to analyze where I am in life. Interestingly enough it also bring me to take a good look at me in the mirror and ask myself: Did I get new wrinkles? Are my eye puffier? Did I got new dark spots? Lol! Nevertheless, I have to admit that I am pretty amaze by the result of my eye cream. I have been using religiously using the best rated eye call Revitol Eye Cream in a magazine and never look back. That was love at first “try”.

    Even if I am proud of my appearance this period of the year bring question and inspiration that translate into my art of course. This morning I was really inspired and I start painting without really knowing what the result would be like. After lunch, I came back to my studio to finally realize that the women I have painted was pretty much me…. Quiet disturbing… because that was the first time that I painted myself and this unconsciousness.

    One of my favorite art website, the jakartaglobe was celebrating middle age fine art not long ago. This could be also another influence that translate into my painting.

    Source :

    -http://bestratedeyecream.com/
    -http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/features/celebrating-middle-age-with-fine-art/

     
  • Beaux 9:54 pm on August 19, 2014 Permalink  

    My Most Creative Time! 

    painting at night

    As many of you already know my best creative time of the day is in the middle of the night. I usually go to bed around 11pm and I usually got wake up by my husband around 2 because of his strong snoring issues. I love him to the moon, but sometimes I am ennoy that his sleep habit keep me up at night. Nevertheless, even if I found myself being grumpy while getting out to bed for lack of being able to get back to sleep I usually step in my office and start painting. Honestly, I have produced my best pieces in the middle of the night on the melody of my husband snoring.

    However, everything as change since last month when my mother-in law decided to buy ZQuiet after reading about a the best snoring mouthpiece in a ZQuiet review website.

    Guess what? It work miraculously and since he did not, even once, wake me up in the middle of the night…. so I did not work or paint under the sky like I am use too. Should I start to be worry about the outcome of this change in our life on my work?? NO, because I believe it is a gain for a lost because now I wake up in the morning well rest and I am actually becoming more a morning person (which I was never before). I created some really piece of work in the last week and I even start painting in nature which is something really new for me. I have discover another side of this amazing art, nature inspiration. Read my next post to learn about one of my new line of work.

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