samedi, décembre 21, 2013

Commissioned portrait of Edwige

Edwige Is sitting in front of Her piano. At her right there Is a window and i asked Her to look outside through it. I managed to find a good light on The right part of Her face. The contrast shadow/light, and to light up one of the two sides of the face are two great tips to know in order to make volume. 

I enjoyed to build this painting because Edwige Is very good looking, and her position as classical as stunning.

This Is an oil painting on Canvas, 92 x 73 cm. Have a look to thé entiere piece, then below some details. 

What do you think about it ? Would you enjoy to imagine you as a subject on some paintings? Would you Like to have your own portrait ?

Kind regards,

Nicolas.

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mardi, décembre 17, 2013

Lydie and Her daughter

Lydie and Her daughter, oil on Canvas, 38 x 46 cm.

Yesterday i was still working on this commissionned painting, and it have to be shipped and delivered to Bretagne Before Christmas!

What do you think about it? I am going to  stop working on it now, the light Is cold and the mood quite soft, showing a great scene maybe from December, with a delicious cake to share, perfect for Christmas and New year celebrations!

Nicolas Borderies

jeudi, décembre 12, 2013

Laury and his fiancée

This week i am also working on a small commissioned drawing with two faces. Believe me or not but to built a miniature can be as fastidious as a larger piece.

This one is 18x13cm, pencil on paper. Depends on you, but it can be the perfect size for a Christmas present! :)

Nicolas Borderies

dimanche, décembre 01, 2013

Vente aux enchère d'Art-Tripping


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Dimanche 8 Décembre 2013, c'est la vente aux enchères d'Art-Tripping! :)

Trois de mes peintures, exposées lors de Voyage Ultra-réalité qui a eu lieu du 8
octobre au 26 octobre 2013 à la mairie du 1er arrondissement, Lyon 1, sont mises à la vente par le commissaire priseur Anthony Palais.

Si vous vous trouvez à Lyon ou dans sa région, que vous voulez plus d'infos, et télécharger le catalogue, rendez vous sur http://www.art-tripping.com/

samedi, novembre 30, 2013

samedi, septembre 28, 2013

Derwent Art Prize ¤ Some photos taken from the private view ¤ The Mall Galleries, London, 16th-21st September 2013

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Derwent Art Prize 2013, 16-21sept. Mall Galleries, London. During the Private view. My work has Been selected to be on display from almost 3600 entries all over the world. Very Proud!

mardi, juillet 16, 2013

étude du portrait de floriane ¤ Derwent Art Prize ¤ The Mall Galleries, London, 16th - 21st September 2013

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étude du portrait de floriane , pierre noire sur papier, 50x 65 cm, 2013.

The Cumberland Pencil Company is delighted to announce the inaugural Derwent Art Prize for works created in pencil. This drawing has been selected for the exhibition so I'm proud that it will be on show at the Mall Galleries, London, 16th - 21st September 2013 ! You can view works and vote for your favourite on www.derwent-artprize.com. Please remember that the artist whose work receives the most votes will receive the People's Choice Award at the exhibition.

The Cumberland Pencil Company est fière d'inaugurer cette année le Derwent Art Prize, s'adressant uniquement aux travaux réalisés au crayon. Ce dessin a été selectionné et sera donc exposé à la Mall Galleries, à Londres, du 16 au 21 septembre 2013 ! Vous pouvez voir les travaux sélectionnés et voter pour celui que vous préférez en allant sur le lien www.derwent-artprize.com. L'artiste dont le travail recevra le plus de votes recevra le prix du public pendant l'exposition.

mercredi, juillet 03, 2013

Floriane ¤ Portrait Prize Exhibition 2013 at the RBSA Gallery, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists from 17 July to 24 August 2013

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Floriane, oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm, 2012.

This painting has been selected by three senior Members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) to be on display at the RBSA Gallery, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, for the Portrait Prize exhibition 2013 from 17 July to 24 August 2013.

The judges selected over 50 works – about a quarter of those submitted - which they feel will make a very high quality exhibition. 

Prizes to the value of £1,500 will be awarded on Tuesday 16 July by Nicola Kalinsky, Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. 

Private view and Presentation of Prizes by Alastair Adams, President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters will be on Thursday 18 July (6.00-8.00pm)

dimanche, mars 24, 2013

Dans le mirroir ¤ Self Portrait at SELF, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2013.

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This work has been selected from almost 1,000 entries for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters new Self-Portraiture competition; SELF.

The artist with the winning work will receive a cheque for £20,000.

My self-portrait will appear in a special exhibition alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading portrait artists in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in Central London.

The new prize and special section of the exhibition aims to explore self-representation in painting and drawing. Free from the constraints of commissioned portraiture, the self-portrait does not seek to flatter the sitter, pay a model, play slave to time and is free to explore character and medium; the artist is at liberty to push the boundaries and experiment.

 The exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries, London, near Trafalgar Square between 9 and 24 May 2013, for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition. 


Cette peinture a été sélectionnée parmi plus de 1000 candidatures pour participer à l'exposition "SELF", exposition organisée par la Royal Society Of Portrait Painters.

L'artiste qui gagnera le prix recevra un chêque de 20 000 £.

Mon autoportrait sera exposé aux côtés de peintures réalisées par quelques uns des plus influents portraitistes britaniques à l'occasion de la Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition, en plein centre de Londres. 

Le but de ce prix, ainsi que de cette nouvelle exposition "SELF" est d'explorer et de promouvoir l' autoportrait en peinture et en dessin. Libéré de toutes contraintes de commandes, le travail ne doit pas payer le modèle, doit le respecter, ne doit pas le rabaisser, mais toutefois l artiste est libre de travailler comme bon lui semble.

L'exposition aura lieu à The Mall Galleries, à Londres, à côté de Trafalgar Square, du 9 au 24 mai 2013, pour la Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition.

Dans le mirroir ¤ Work in progress

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samedi, février 16, 2013

Portrait de mon père ¤ My dad's portrait


Ce soir je viens de commencer une nouvelle toile. Le portrait de mon père. J ai travaillé dessus 4 heures environ.. J'ai posé l'essentiel de tous les repères. Peut être que je continuerai que demain et que je vais la laisser comme ça pour aujourd hui.
First steps this night on a new oil painting, my father's portrait. I have worked 4 hours during just to put main lines. Now that s time to sleep I ll go on tomorrow