August 5th- First Friday, featuring two new Carre Artists
Posted on 03 August 2016
"Penaud's art comes from her love of illustration and her experience in graphic design. She draws inspiration from everything around her: skits stolen from her everyday life, music, poetry, travel, and landscapes. Raphaëlle puts down the image that she has in mind using oil pastels, after which she mixes acrylics with a brush, adding touches here and there with deliberate strokes. Then she spreads colored inks (sienna, yellow ochre, sepia) that she sponges quickly. A sort of magic occurs when this new material and color enriches the canvas. She lets the work sit for a time and then adds new details: with a knife blade she scratches out a flowered balcony or the shaggy hair on the ear of a cat.…. with a fine brush she paints a cat’s whiskers or a stretched out fireplace."