Monday, December 6, 2010

LES HALLES DE LA VILLETTE #2


Mr Raymond son couteau et sa cote de veau rue Rambuteau ....

Thursday, December 2, 2010

IN MY SKULL



A little something i did not so long ago to celebrate the day of the dead .....

Saturday, November 27, 2010

LES HALLES DE LA VILLETTE...BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS....

L'ami Leon aime le Picon......le Picon ca rend con
Madame ZAZA specialiste du tabouret tonkinois et de la tortue javanaise.disponible de cinq a sept 30 rue des pas perdus.sans rendez vous .....
Mr Raymond le roi du jambon.sa devise :" dans l'cochon tout est bon " ...."et avec ca ma petite dame !! du mou pour le chat !??"...
Mr Marcel ,serveur a toutes heures a:" la brasserie des longs bras" 15 rue des Jacasses....doucement le matin et pas trop vite le soir .....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

SURREALIST COLLAGES....




These were done in 2009 for a show called: curiosa natura here in San Francisco.the last one just sold to a British collector and might be used as a logo for a brand ......

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SOMETHING OLD ,SOMETHING NEW...

A project for a future diorama. if i get a show that is.....







Back on tracks ,as i haven't posted here for a while i know .A lack of inspiration!?...well perhaps.Anyway,i'll try a little harder promised.So today here are some sketches in B&W done for the circus series ,so you'll be able to compare them with some of the final paintings......

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

JE BOIS ....by Serge Gainsbourg...


L'alcool (1958)

Mes illusions donnent sur la cour
Des horizons j'en ai pas lourd
Quand j'ai bossé toute la journée
Il m'reste plus pour rêver
Qu'les fleurs horribles de ma chambre

Mes illusions donnent sur la cour
J'ai mis une croix sur mes amours
Les p'tites pépés pour les toucher
Faut d'abord les allonger
Sinon c'est froid comme en décembre

Quand le soir venu j'm'en reviens du chantier
Après mille peines et le corps harrassé
J'ai le regard morne et les mains dégueulasses
D'quoi inciter les belles à faire la grimace
Bien sûr y'a les filles de joie sur le retour
Celles qui mâchent le chewing-gum pendant
l'amour
Mais que trouverais-je dans leur coeur meurtri
Sinon qu'indifférence et mélancolie
Dans mes frusques couleur de muraille
Je joue les épouvantails

Mais nom de Dieu dans mon âme
Brûlait pourtant cette flamme
Où s'éclairaient mes amours
Et mes brèves fiançailles
Comme autant de feux de paille
Aujour'hui je fais mon chemin solitaire
Toutes mes ambitions se sont faites la paire
J'me suis laissé envahir par les orties
Par les ronces de cette chienne de vie

Mes illusions donnent sur la cour
Mais dans les troquets du faubourg
J'ai des ardoises de rêveries
Et le sens d'ironie
J'me laisse aller à la tendresse

J'oublie ma chambre au fond d'la cour
Le train de banlieue au petit jour
Et dans les vapeurs de l'alcool
J'vois mes châteaux espagnols
Mes haras et toutes mes duchesses

A moi les p'tites pépés les poupées jolies
Laissez venir à moi les petites souris
Je claque tout ce que je veux au baccara
Je tape sur le ventre des Maharajas
A moi les boîtes de nuit sud-américaines
Où l'on danse la tête vide et les mains pleines
A moi ces mignonnes au regard qui chavire
Qu'il faut agiter avant de s'en servir
Dans mes pieds-de-poule mes prince-de-galles
En douce j'me rince la dalle

Et nom de Dieu dans mon âme
V'là qu'j' ressens cette flamme
Où s'éclairaient mes amours
Et mes brèves fiançailles
Où se consumaient mes amours
Comme autant de feux de paille
Et quand les troquets ont éteint leurs néons
Qu'il n'reste plus un abreuvoir à l'horizon
Ainsi j'me laisse bercer par le calva
Et le dieu des ivrognes guide mes pas

Serge Gainsbourg L'alcool

Thursday, April 29, 2010

BACK BEHIND THE BIG TOP...




I’ll be having a show “Back Behind the Big Top” at Occasio Winery, May 21 – June 30th. I’ll be featuring my circus work as I was commissioned to do a painted wine box for their live auction lot at the beginning of May. I’ll also be at the winery on May 27th, 5:30 – 8:30 when they will be holding an artist reception pour moi! Please come if you’re near Livermore, CA – RSVP to info@occasiowinery.com
As many of my friends know, I love wine (must be the French!). I’ve been lucky enough to work with Occasio – John makes really small lot wines, and it’s really good stuff. I’m super excited he chose my work to be featured on their Petite Sirah box – he only made 100 cases of this wine and people are buying it up before it’s even released!
Hope you can make it on May 27th!


OUT OF MY MIND......






Some goodies from my sketchbook .......

Sunday, April 25, 2010

RED LIGHT 8


Mr Raymond relaxing at his favorite bordello.Mr Raymond is really popular indeed and quite a lady's man ....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

RED LIGHT 7

The dapper looking Mr Fernand. A quiet man ,he always has an eyes on his "bread and butter".....

Monday, April 19, 2010

RED LIGHT 6......



It's in the attitude right !!?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

RED LIGHT5 .....chez Fernand

Another drawing from the 'RED LIGHT" this one is about Apaches in their favorite environment ....le bistrot

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RANDOM SKETCHES .....





Few weeks ago my friend Rochelle Baker ,who's just opened a great store a the mythical Haight /Ashbury corner here in San Francisco,asked me to work a little logo for her .....here is what i've got so far for "MYSTERY MISTER" that's the name of the place.......

Sunday, April 11, 2010

RED LIGHT 4

Apache couple :French bad boys of the late 1900's early 20th century .their specialties robbing people,illegal gambling and of course prostitution......
The original sketch for the "red light 3"post.i still like the b&w drawing better.....


After a long vacation from the blog i'm finally back with 2 drawings and more to come .comments are always welcome of course .......

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT .....at work


Doodling at a cafe while raining outside.........

Monday, January 25, 2010

THE RED LIGHT 3


Today's painting still drying ........

Thursday, January 14, 2010

THE RED LIGHT 2




A new painting for the "red light " series .Two drinkin' buddies on their way to "the house"typically French isn't it !??

Thursday, January 7, 2010

CHERI-BIBI

Cheri-bibi i declare you.......
Guilty ........ FATALITAS !!!!


This new painting was inspired by:" The adventures of Cheri-bibi"Created & Written by: Gaston Leroux (1868-1927)"father" of Rouletabille, Erik (a.k.a. The Phantom of the Opera), and Balaoo.
Cheri-Bibi is the nickname of a young butcher's apprentice gifted with extraordinary strength. In the first novel, Cheri-Bibi is framed for the murder of his boss, Mr. Bourrelier, who is also the father of his fiancée, the beautiful Cecily. The hapless hero is sent to Devil's Island while Cecily marries Maxime du Touchais. With the help of fellow convict La Ficelle, Cheri-Bibi takes over the prison ship. Later, they come across Maxime, whose yacht was shipwrecked. Thanks to Dr. Kanak, a prodigious surgeon, Cheri-Bibi literally swaps faces with the dead Maxime and hopes to start a new life in France. However, fatality strikes when Cheri-Bibi (who now looks like Maxime) discovers upon his return that Maxime was the real murderer! So he now wears the face of the assassin for whose crime he was convicted! He is caught and sent back to Devil's Island.