Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MON ONCLE, Monsieur Hulot!

12x12 Acrylics and Oil Paints on wood
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This little tribute to one of my favourite film makers of all time, Jacques Tati, is actually a rarity in that I painted on wood instead of canvas. I loved the wood grain and how alive and vibrant the colours look on it.

Our favourite movie is Jacques Tati's "PLAY TIME" from 1967. I swear that I wish I had a time machine just so I could become a multi-millionaire, go back in time and fund more Tati movies. There will never be another Jacques Tati. Recently I introduced my daughter to Tati through the 2010 animated movie "The Illusionist". In spite of the controversy surrounding the film (regarding whether it was meant for Sophie Tatischeff or Helga Schiel), it stands out on its own. A beautiful film.

You might notice I have been mostly producing these smaller pieces. With my daughter to take care of, my time has greatly been reduced. Painting time is emotional time, it's different than anything that doesn't require inspiration. Now that she's in school (Thank God!) I'll get back to a more regular painting rhythm.

This painting is being auction by the Blanchett Gallery on their eBay store. Here's the link: