Jean Le Doussal
Saint-Étienne de Chigny, France
Along the Loire River, a new sentinel guards the village entrance since 2013. It is “Pen Gwen”, by Jean Le Doussal. It sits on the “levée”, facing the river, remote and mysterious. On its back, the village and its new housing slowly expanding…
Jean Le Doussal taught me sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts of Tours in the seventies. I did not see him since then. He was so quiet and discreet, no trace of him could be found on the internet. I presume he died. The only information found is on the little wall, right of the sculpture, a stone that reads:
Mauves s/ Loire
To know more about “Pen Gwen”, please visit Jean-François Cochard blog, A-GENIUS LOCI
25 West 37th Street, New York
This hotel offered me to paint on June 18 views from their roof and show more of my work in their lobby. Tough, it was raining that day.
Looking south, down to the new One World Trade Center
Rusted by a 12 year hiatus in practice of cityscape painting, I went up the two preceding weekends on the roof of the Glass Farmhouse Building to paint radically changed views of Midtown. So many new buildings and such a warmer palette! Check it out on NY City Landscapes.