Abstract, 2007, oil on board, 40cm x 50cm - private collection
During 2007, I experimented more and more with oils. Because I was giving art classes to amateurs in the south of France,  their never ending technical questions forced me to explore my own practice and test new tools and ways of using oil paints. I was slowly leaving my prior subject of seeds to accept commissioned work so that I could challenge myself even a little further in my own work. The results of all this endeavour varied, but it helped me build my oil painting practice and led to an exhibition in July 2007 during the Lodève Poetry Festival.
Oil experiments
Digging, 2007, oil on canvas, 40cm x 30cm, private collection
True love for I, 2007, oil on canvas, 90cm x 30cm, artist's collection
Aerial, 2007, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, private collection
Intimate landscape, 2007, oil on board, 40cm x 50cm, private collection
Pink View, 2007, oil on canvas, 50cm x 40cm, private collection
Flying high on a cosmic sigh, 2007, oil on canvas, 50cm x 60cm, private collection
Exhibition in Octon, july 2007
Landscape impressions

On the ridge, 40x80cm, oil on canvas, private collection
These abstract paintings were inspired by the lake Salagou, in the south of France about 30km from Montpellier. For several years I lived close by until now, where I still have a little studio I return to once in a while. It’s an amazing place, the earth is red, the sun hits hard during the summer and there is such a strong contrast between the desertic landscape and  the artificial lake that was only created in 1968 for agricultural purposes. For the exhibition I decided to let my sensations and impressions of the lake guide my brush on the surface of the canvas, aware of the emotional input my relation to the lake would have to my painting. In order for me to translate the visual complexity of the area I used my palette knives.With them I cut into the paint, edged the surface, showed the layers of red earth and horizontality of the landscape and created harsh contrasts between the light and the dark shadows of the cliffs, the light blue sky and the deep red earth.
Broken landscape, 2008, 90cm x 70cm - private collection
Broken valley, 100cm x 70cm, private collection
Island in love, 2008, oil on canvas, 90cm x 70cm, private collection
My love tree, 2008, oil on canvas, 70cm x 90cm, private collection
Unconscious dive, 2008, oil on canvas, 90cm x 70cm, private collection
on the cliff floating, 60cm x 60cm, oil on canvas, private collection

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