A delicate operation
If a varnishing is successful, it is necessary to comply with the basic conditions: methodical preparation of the material, the painting and the varnishes will be aligned with the ambient temperature, no air flow to avoid dust, where to monitor the drying of the varnish. Apply the varnish to a perfectly dry paint. Read the manufacturer’s instructions and do a test on a worthless work.
The Four Seasons
When I meditate on the rotation of the Earth around the Sun, already halfway through his life, I am amazed by so much beauty in this cosmography that offers us every season. That is why I want to pay tribute to this natural phenomenon with a series of four paintings, starting with The Spring. For this project, I chose the village of Crupet during the haying (the smell of mown grass is already a joy). In this video, what you see is just a sketch... to maintain the enthusiasm of my vision of things.
The Battle of the pixels
About 800,000 years ago, the Earth already had CO2 levels comparable to today’s, and, as glaciologists say, there was no industrial activity at that time.
In reality, solar activity obeys high and low cycles. Maunder’s minimum corresponds to a small glacial age that lasted from 1645 to 1715, or 70 years.
In 2020, the Sun will inaugurate cycle 25, a low activity that, according to NASA, will be the lowest solar minimum in two decades.
To this is added the attenuation of the Earth’s magnetic field caused by the displacement of the magnetic poles.
We are therefore at a climatic crossroads, at the origin of considerable terrestrial changes in contradiction with the theory of anthropogenic global warming. See how floods are multiplying all over the world! Water, hail, snow appear out of season in unusual places. However, all glaciation is preceded by incessant floods...
You don’t have to go far to find the beauty of the present. I often meet her in my immediate environment, as a gift from the Sun. It is always interesting to observe nature in order to understand its organization of forms, which makes it legible, coherent, intelligible. I don’t copy it, I do what she does, through my temperament. So, I like to discover the intimate structure of a landscape to cross the presence of its genius.