Saturday, November 22, 2008

"The show is up..."

My 40 paintings are up at the "Jaffrey Civic Center" in NH.
The show looks great!
I hope some of you can see it..
The show ends on December 19th.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"November Show Coming Up"

I have not posted any work since April due to the renovation of my home and studio.
Everything is going well and most of the heavy construction is done.
Today they are installing the downstairs bathroom.
My next step is painting the walls...I have beautiful bold colors in mind!

These past couple of weeks I have been getting ready for my "One person show" Small work on paper and wood panels (November 14th through December 19th) at the Jaffrey Civic Center in NH. Over forty paintings will be exhibited. I hope some of you will be able to stop by and see my work in person.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Dawn Breaking"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I was so happy to finally post something!
This painting may only be 5" x 7" but it took me a week to do.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Moonset Over Medusa Lagoon"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

During my three-month stay in French Polynesia,
I was sailing aboard a commercial freighter
one evening from Tahiti to a smaller island.
Because there were no passenger cabins on the ship,
I slept on deck with the natives.
I spent a sleepless night but was rewarded
early the next morning by
a magnificent and remarkable moonset.
Like a mirror, the smooth sea reflected the moon
and early morning colors.
This painting represents the magic of that moment.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

6" x 6"
15cm x 15cm

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Venetian Sunset"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

This week, I have been concentrating on painting
atmospheric landscapes.
I drew upon my memories of Venice, Italy, to create this sunset.
It is a city that captured my heart a few years back.
I hope to return there very soon.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

6" x 6"
15cm x l5cm

"Another snow storm"

photo ©2008 D.M. Le Bris

Today, we are having another snow storm.
Gigi and Lady are staying warm
cuddled together in their favorite chair.
Through the window,
they are watching the large snowflakes floating
and dancing slowly toward the ground.

I'll be painting all day...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

"Treasure Cove"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

As a school girl,
I would spend some of my summer vacations
on the rugged French Brittany coast.
With my three cousins,
I would spend most of my days
on the beach or climbing the cliffs looking for small grottoes.
In these grottoes, my girl cousin and I would hide our treasures:
shells, colorful stones and sea glass,
while my boy cousins would hide theirs:
dead crabs and other odd dead creatures, old shoes,
rusted metal and old bottles.
We called our hide away "Treasure Cove."
From memory I created this painting
remembering those imaginative years.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

6" x 6"
15cm x 15cm

Saturday, March 1, 2008

"Snow Storm Fashion"

Sculptures©2008 G.M. Friedman
Photo ©2008 D.M. Le Bris

We were hit by another snow storm last night.
This morning, when I looked out of my window
the sculptures that serve as bird feeders
appeared dressed,
wrapped in pure white fur coats.
How elegant!

Friday, February 29, 2008

"A Coming Together"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

These past few days, I have been working with glazes
to produce an emotionally charged atmosphere.
This is one of the completed pieces.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

6" x 6"
15cm x 15cm

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"Viviane's Tears"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

This is my second oil pastel on paper this week.
I love the atmosphere and richness of colors that oil pastel creates.
This is an imaginary landscape.
Brittany, were I spent my summer vacations as a school girl
was the inspiration.

Oil pastel on watercolor paper

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

"Approaching Storm"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I wanted to use a different palette this time and have less fiery reds.
I was drawn to my childhood memories, as always.
I let my imagination direct me to create this painting.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

6" x 6"
15cm x 15cm


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day to Oscar the Parisien Cat

Gigi is sunning herself on Valentine's Day
thinking of Oscar the cat.
Oscar lives in Paris, France.
Ahh!..So far away.
Beaucoup trop loin.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"Nuit Magique"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

This is a monotype, an imaginary landscape.
Painted on zinc plate with an oil printer's ink.
Transferred onto damp paper using a printing press.
Unique print.

description of a monotype creation is explained in the link above

Monday, February 11, 2008

Painting in Progress - Steps 1,2 and 3.

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

©2008 D.M. Le Bris


©2008 D.M. Le Bris

This is the final step of the painting.
I decided to turn it upside down.
I like its story-telling quality better.
Some details still need to be worked on,
mostly in the red mountain shape, in the lower portion.
I find this area too transparent.
"Pompeii" seems a very appropriate title for this painting.
Please, watch the video I linked to about Pompeii.

6" x 6"
15cm x 15cm

Sunday, February 10, 2008

"Snow Storm"

Sculptures ©2008 G.M. Friedman

Today we are going to a local art meeting.
We are leaving behind
two of my husband's metal sculptures in a snow storm.
The sculptures are offering food to our feathered friends.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

"City by the Sea"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I have been working on three paintings this week.
I finally finished this one.
I was thinking of Venice, Italy when I painted it.

Mixed media on paper.

7" x 9"
18cm x 23cm

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Work in progress...Step - 1

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

Last night, I began this painting
and I thought I would share it with you.
This is the first step.
I'll post the next progression in a couple of days.
Your comments are welcome.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"Magical City"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

Today, I thought I would post one of my miniatures.
I painted this from memory.
While walking through a bird sanctuary,
I remember enjoying the peaceful sounds of nature
and the reflections in the water.
Looking up, toward the horizon I saw a city,
a fog caressing its buildings.
Suddenly, it was transformed into a mysterious
and magical place.

Acrylic on wood.

2" x 2"
5cm x 5cm

Monday, February 4, 2008

Although I have not posted here for a couple of days...
I am in my studio painting.
I just posted a 2" x 2" (5cm x 5cm) painting on my miniature blog.

Friday, February 1, 2008

"Mysterious Island"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I had a desire to play with watercolor today.
Brittany is still on my mind;
memories from childhood during my summer vacations.
Many island lie off the coast of Brittany,
and when I looked out at them at twilight,
they always seemed so mysterious.

Watercolor on paper

8 "1/4 x 2" 3/4

21cm x 7cm

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Breton Dancers

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

My last posting was about Brittany's dramatic landscapes,
its mysteries and dark legends.
I wish I could share the Breton music and their dance with everyone.
I took this picture during a Breton festival.
The bagpipe music was haunting
and the dancing contagious.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

"Brittany Landscape"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

As a child, I spent my summer vacations in Brittany, France.
It is a land of dramatic landscapes, mystery, magic and dark legends.
One legend among thousands says Merlin is imprisoned in Broceliande's forest, trapped by Vivianne the Fay (Lady of the Lake). The Broceliande forest is located in central Brittany near the town of Paimpont.

In this painting I tried to capture Brittany's dramatic landscapes, mystery, magic and legends.

Acrylic and collage element on watercolor paper.

8" x 8"
20cm x 20 cm
comes with acid-free mat and 11'x11' frame

Thursday, January 24, 2008


©2008 D.M. Le Bris

In February1998, I was able to travel to Venice, Italy.
I witnessed the Carnival of Venice first hand.
It was an amazing experience, a dream come true.
This is the first painting of a series I have in mind.

Acrylic on watercolor paper.
I used a palette knife.

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"New Kids on the Block"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

Acrylic and water soluble pastel on watercolor paper

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Racing by..."

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

While sitting in the passenger seat of a car,
admiring the racing landscapes,
I always had the desire to paint an impression of the experience.

Acrylic on watercolor paper.

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Monday, January 21, 2008

"Parting of the Red Sea"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I struggled with the title of this painting.
First I called it "Red Sea,"
then "Tornado."
I felt very unsatisfied with these titles.
I finally came up with "Parting of the Red Sea."
I think it is perfect for this piece.

Watercolor and acrylic on watercolor paper

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Medieval City"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I always loved medieval cities.
As a French school girl my family and I would visit old ramparts and castles during weekends and holidays. It was a very special time for me.
I was such a dreamer, my imagination would always run wild.
When walking through the small streets I always felt surrounded by mystery.
The old stones of the buildings seemed to have absorbed all the past habitants' secrets,
century after century.
What were those secrets?

I used watercolor, acrylic and oil pastel on watercolor paper.

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Saturday, January 19, 2008

"Wet Land"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I was thinking of Brittany, France, when I created this painting.
As a child I spent my summer vacations there at my uncle's farm.
Every night, before supper,
my cousins and I would have to bring the cows home.
I remember having to walk and run through wet fields
until we found the cows.
We played and laughed all the way,
and on many nights we came home soaking wet
and covered in mud.

Acrylic on watercolor paper. I used a palette knife.

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Friday, January 18, 2008

"Twilight on the Lagoon"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

In March 2000 I traveled to French Polynesia.
Bora Bora's lagoon is still on my mind.
I remember the magnificent skies at twilight.
They were like a "painting a day".
I tried to capture the skies' colors in this piece.

Acrylic on watercolor paper.
I used a brush and a palette knife to add more texture.

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Thursday, January 17, 2008

"Sous le Pont Neuf"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I wanted to be "extremely" loose while creating this painting. I used a limited palette in acrylic on watercolor paper. My tools were a brush and a palette knife. I like the way it turned out.

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Turmoil on the lagoon"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I wanted to create a lively image of a racing clouds, agitated water. I used a lot of texture with mixed media on watercolor paper. Lately I have tried to be more spontaneous with my daily paintings.

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Follow the leader"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I had so much fun creating this painting.
Acrylic and oil pastel on watercolor paper.

5 1/2" x 4 1/2"
11, 50cm x 14cm


Today I was playing with textures...
Acrylic on paper.

2" x 3 3/4"
3cm x 8cm

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Passionate Sky"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

This is a color study done in acrylic on watercolor paper.
I was thinking of the sea and its agitated sky, a passionate sky.
This is mostly from my imagination - it is not a real place.
I do like to create imaginary landscapes fueled by memories of past experiences.

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

"Watching the Sunset"

This painting is 4"x 5".

I used acrylic on watercolor paper with a limited palette.
I am attempting to create atmosphere in my present body of work.
This is one of the first pieces of the series which ended up as my Christmas card for 2007.


©2008 D.M. Le Bris

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