Friday, December 10, 2010

Back in the studio

Village Series
Saint Antonin Noble Val, France
Conté on watercolor paper
30x40 cm (11.75 x 15.75)

It's been a while since Bruce has had a place to create his art.  When we moved back to the states in 2009 we had to move into an apartment because our house was rented out.  We had 2 bedrooms and 1 was our garage.  In it were 4 bikes, Bruce's easel, all his paintings and the rest of our stuff we didn't have a place for.  There wasn't enough room for him to paint.

Now that we are back in France we have 3 bedrooms.  1 is still our garage with a bed, our bikes, camping equipment, climbing equipment and miscellaneous stuff.  The other spare room is his studio.  It looks out onto the limestone cliffs and gets sun all day.  It's a perfect spot for him.  Since our return he's been creating many drawings in conté, watercolor and charcoal.  But now it's time for some painting.  We visited the art supply store yesterday and spent a fortune on oil paints, medium, gesso, etc.  He's set up his "studio" and is excited to get back to what he loves, creating art.

He now has a website where he can sell his work.  The first pieces up are his drawings and it will be updated regularly with his paintings and such.  It's very easy to buy pieces from the site via Paypal (no account required), so if you are looking for some unique Christmas gifts, check it out.  So much better than going to a mall and buying stuff that everyone else has.  Why not give a one of a kind drawing or painting that someone can enjoy forever.

Here is the link to his site (just double click on Bruce Anderson Art)
Bruce Anderson Art

10 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Glad to hear that you are painting again. Will take a look at your web site. Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Aha, that would be fine, but what is the website or can I not see it for looking!! Diane

Notre Vie Juteuse said...

First...it's not me who's back in the studio it's Bruce. And all you need to do is click on the link at the bottom of the post BRUCE ANDERSON ART and it will take you to his work. Voila.

Pepe Le Pew said...

I checked out the paintings and I must say that I completely love the style and feel.

Notre Vie Juteuse said...

PLP - my husband thanks you. great to hear others like his work. We just sold a piece, which is great!

Betty C. said...

Bruce's work looks fascinating. I'm going to check out his site now.

Do you ever get to Rodez?

It's so exciting that you came back!

Megan said...

Wow. Those look nice.

nessafrance said...

Welcome back to France - I read Keith's review of your blog at A taste of garlic. I live about 12km from Saint Antonin, since 1997, and also blog in France. Hope you keep enjoying France despite the snow. Merry Christmas.

Notre Vie Juteuse said...

betty - thanks. we haven't been to rodez yet. we'll call you when we head up for sure.

Hi Nessafrance - what? 12 km from us? Do you come in on Sunday for the market? Would love to meet you sometime for coffee or something.

nessafrance said...

Hi, well I have to say we don't often go to Saint Antonin market (never been one of my favourites), although we have several friends down there. Would be nice to meet up, though. Don't want to put my email address here (too many spammers around). Tell you what, next time I plan to go to St Ant, I'll put a message up here and suggest a time/place - OK with you?