about this artwork

study with red pigments



having spent a couple days in florence, italy, this summer and visited so many museums and impressive artworks I have been particularly touched by some very intense shades of red the famous 'quattrocento'  renaissance artists used in their paintings.

so I went about florence, rummaging to find some red pigments to start integrating pigments in my own works ... got lucky and found a shop selling some 'rosso cinabro (vermillion red)' which I had to try out once back home.

the present artwork is just a study to find out how much of the pigments would be needed to obtain quite an intense shade of red ...

more of 'rosso cinabro' works to come ... stay tuned !

MESSAGE from THE NEWBIE that I am in the Art World

As a newbie int the art jungle I had to learn quite a painful lesson indeed - four years ago I was contacted by 


telling me that they were quite interested in representing me and my artwork.


As a newbie I have never before heard about so-called VANITY GALLERIES, etc. and believed that - if you wish to exhibit here and there - then one  would have to pay for that. Today I - as well as plenty of other unhappy artists which had put their faith in ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY - have learned that I had been fooled for almost 2 years and that my reputation as an artist must have been dangerously jeopardized because of my ignorance and naiveté, or - as many art critics see it - for wanting to boost my ego.

That has never been my attention at all ... unfortunuately, I didn't know it better at that time.

What had happen however is that not only did ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY  NOT do anything of what they promised and got largely paid for

 but worst of all - they never returned my two artworks in their "care"

# 280   THE TEAR

as well as

# 285   BREAKING FREE - the last journey of huguette

The two artworks that connected me to my late mother-in-law !!!


May this mishap be a warning to other inexperienced artists - never accept invitations from any VANITY GALLERY that are pure scam ...             

 Be careful, watch out, check out before making a decision involving your artwork or your money !!!