April 14, 2016

Painting With The girls 105

April 14, 2016

Day 105 (261 days to go)


Self portrait in Red Lines

Watercolor ink, 5X7 Postcard Matted

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) was a French painter and part of the Nabis avant-garde painters group in the beginning of his career. Vuillard, who also was part of it, became a lifetime friend and they both collaborated in design and decorative arts that was very popular in Europe in the end of the 19th century.

Bonnard hardly painted in his studio because he wanted to keep his art fresh and spontaneous. He never used an easel. Instead, he tacked his canvases to the wall and chose the size he wanted to be painting. On 1945 Bonnard said, “There is a formula that perfectly fits painting: lots of little lies for the sake of one big truth.”

He was a very successful painter throughout his career, and is best known for his interior still life with windows that open to colorful landscapes.