I began decorative painting at the beginning of 2002.
Unfortunatelly, I didn't find basing book to learn this technique, so I must learn
it by myself.
My young wild boar
I began the technique of modelling in november 2003 with air-hardening pastes.
It isn't like fimo and requires a very different approach, like the modelling of
clay. I bought two english books about the fimo and other pastes of the same familly
which gave me some informations to start.
You can see on your right my first small animal in paste, a young wild boar, a part
of my creation "Unexpected meeting".
I have begun marquetry in April 2000 thanks to a book written by Xavier Dyèvre, restorer
of furnitures at Versailles.
Now, I make some creations with the technique of Boulle inlaid work which interest
me particularly. In the future, I'll hope to work with materials like brass, bone,
synthetic tortoise scale...
The excellent book from Xavier Dyèvre make it possible to learn marquetry.
It's the only technique that I learnt because I had a degree a long time ago. Of
course, I never realized antique costumes but I have basics to help me.
Decorative painting that I made for my holidays in 2002
A lanscape painted with oil colors
Creation of vegetation
I started this "technique" in november 2003.
I bought a french book named "Miniatures, scènes de la vie", which gave me a few
I began to realize a rose bush for the Escarpolette.
I didn't want to buy flowers because I never find that I search and I wanted to do
it by myself.
In addition, it's very funny !
I made several other flowers and some small bough of oak with their acorns.
You can see The Venetian Summer for example.
Other subjects have came to add to the four great ones : spun copper, leaf gilding,
But I haven't wanted to stop here my experimentations.
I hope I'll learn glass engraving, tapestry (I haven't enough room to set up a loom
for the moment), icon technique is also very attractive, earthenware and paper lace
("canivet" in french), and many other techniques...