My paintings !

Mes peintures !

My paintings !

English version after the French text .

En rangeant un peu la maison, ma femme Janine trouva dans notre grenier un dossier contenant des vieilles peintures que j’ avais faites quand j’ avais 14 ou 15 ans .
Je n’ ai pas peint depuis ces années 1947 / 49 . J’aimais peindre ou dessiner et je le faisais sans modèle ni photo à copier mais en utilisant simplement ma mémoire visuelle des scènes qui m ‘ étaient familières . J’ avais reçu quelques leçons de mon instituteur qui n’ était pas un réel spécialiste et enseignait bien d’ autres matières . Ceci explique l’ aspect élémentaire de ces peintures et leur faiblesse .
Cependant elles reflètent le mode de vie en France en 1947 , resté rural et simple . Par exemple il y avait peu de voitures et les travaux des champs se faisaient avec les chevaux. Elles reflètent aussi en partie les intérêts d’un jeune de 14 ans à cette époque.

Je les présente ici comme des documents et non pour leur qualité artistique.

     In decluttering the house my wife Janine found out in our attic a file with old paintings I made when I was 14 /15 years old .
    I have not painted since those years 1947 / 49. I found pleasure to draw or paint and I made it without model or photo to copy . I used only my memory and viewed in my mind the familiar sceneries . I had attended some lessons taught by the teacher who was not a specialist of art and taught may other matters . This explains the elementary look of those paintings and their poorness. 
   However  they reflect France way of life in 1947, remained very rural and simple . For example there was no many cars and the works in the fields were made with horses . They reflect also a part of what was in the mind of a 14 years old at this time

    I show them like documents and not for the artistic quality .

Le chasseur et son chien   The  hunter and his dog 1947

Le rêveur et le pêcheur .  J ‘ aurais beaucoup à dire sur cette rivière et cette pâture située près d’un ancien moulin à eau appelé le lutin.
  Dreamer and fisher . I would have many memories to relate about this river and this meadow near an ancien water mill called “le lutin “

Vers le marché !    1948 .Mon père aidait dans cete ferme durant ses congés   Towards the farmer market  194  My father helped at that farm during …his holidays

La moisson ,    1947 / 48  au loin , on travaille avec les chevaux on fait les meules    Harvest      1947 / 48  In the background people make stack . They work with horses .

 Ces peintures font revivre bien des choses et aussi les sentiments d’unn jeune garçon de 1947-1948
Those paintings make many things living again .and also the feelings of ayoung boy in 1947-1948

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39 Responses to My paintings !

  1. puffpop says:

    I’m sorry to have to disagree with you my friend, but I think that these paintings do show artistic ability. A free flowing rhythmic line. You are a multi talented man. I think you should start drawing and painting again….A good way to think and to meditate. It’s obvious to me that you enjoy doing this. Even more impressive is the fact that you did these from memory…
    votre amie,

  2. Humor_Me_Now says:

    Thanks, Michel.

    I loved your paintings. My wife does water coloring paintings.

    I also liked your comments under each painting.



  3. cocosangel says:

    Wow, Michel for a 14/15 year old, you have been an incredible painter. They are all so well done. Had you continued, you would have made an excellent painter. 🙂
    Michel do you remember the times of the French revolution? I don’t know when it happened?
    When I read your posts, it is like reading a Canadian Document. Our start with English, and the french is after. 🙂
    Take care,

    • No I did not continue by lack of time due to the scientist studies
      About the times of the French Revolution .They start on july 14 1789 an rt those pages are white and black , I mean very contrasted .

  4. blb1 says:

    For someone not ‘trained’ as you say they are pretty doggone good. Assuming medium is water color?

  5. jstnotherday says:

    Oh, I would love to return to days of ‘not too many cars’!

    I am so sad, the paintings, they are not showing for me. 😦 I was really looking forward. I will try to reload.

  6. jstnotherday says:

    Ah! They have loaded now and they are wonderful! As I knew they would be, which is why I was feeling so disappointed not to see them. What a treasure to have.

  7. Wow, Michel–those are awesome. I would frame them and hang them. You should give art a go again.

  8. nannyfountain says:

    Very talented and very expressive. I agree…they should be framed and hung on the wall to enjoy! ❤ Love to all , Nancy

  9. I love your artwork, Michel! I see that you are very talented! I love your color choices, and your subjects are wonderful! I feel at peace just looking at your paintings! 🙂 How wonderful that they bring back memories for you! And they will be a part of your precious legacy to your children and grandchildren! I’m so glad Janine found your art! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  10. Yvonne says:

    The photos would not load for me. I feel very underprivileged!

  11. weggieboy says:

    Whatever their artistic merit, they have undeniable charm, Michel!

  12. sunsetdragon says:

    These are quite lovely Michel and I see some hidden talent there.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  13. jstnotherday says:

    Greetings Michel, I just learned that you are a Harry Potter fan! That is so cool. Me too.
    The books, or the movies? or both?
    for me, I have seen all the movies and read all the books… in that order.

  14. jstnotherday says:

    I may have read The Deathly Hallows before I saw those last two movies.

  15. Cheri Herald says:

    Your paintings are charming. Thank you for sharing a past way of life.

  16. Your paintings are lovely, not only as a vision of French life at that time, but also as works of art! I do think you have talent and I think you might enjoy taking up painting again. Your work reminds me of something Grant Wood, a famous painter from Iowa where I grew up, might have done. They also have something of the same style as Grandma Moses, another famous American artist. Thank you for sharing your art!

  17. L. Gail says:

    I think you are a very talented person.

  18. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie…my favorite is the hunter and dog but they are all wonderful! You are a man of many talents, a true Renaissance Man! ilym ❤

  19. Ha! I just commented back to your comments on my “Sparkly Crown” post, Michel! 😛 I always look forward to, and love, your comments! 🙂
    I hope you and Janine are having a wonderful July day! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  20. attatudy says:

    Michel so nice to see you visit my Facebook. The young man there is my new faience not my son. lol. I didn’t realize you had word press. No more xanga? Good. I absolutely love your artwork . Love love love it! Do more. I will if you will. I use to paint and draw also and got away from it. You’ve motivated me.

  21. Heartafire says:

    Michel, you are a gifted artist with a eye for beauty and detail. These must hold so many memories for you. They are wonderful, thank you for sharing them.

  22. julie essex says:

    Lovely paintings and memories Michel. Its great to see a British man leading the Tour , the past three days have been very hard on all the tour

  23. Marion says:

    Michel, your paintings show so much life and vibrancy!! Beautifully done! ❤

  24. murisopsis says:

    As a teenage artist you had remarkable talent! I’m certain that had you continued, you could have made a living with your art. Did any of your children inherit your artistic ability?

  25. Gill McGrath says:

    these are wonderful paintings.You should be famous! They have a wonderful quality and atmosphere. You are so talented. Fifteen years old. How wonderful we can see them now. Love Gill ❤

  26. I love your paintings! Do you still paint, Michel? I think my favorite is the hunter and dog. Thank you for sharing these. I like them so much! God bless you! Love, Caroline

  27. Tribo, OCarm says:

    they are beautiful nonetheless and evoke a feeling of country life 😀

  28. mrswrangler says:

    You were pretty good.

  29. rio says:

    quelle belles peintures! j’aime ton choix de couleur. ca rend les peintures gaies et chaleureuse à mon avis. en plus, le sentiment est exactement comme le mien quand je pense à la vie dans la campagne en France. maintenant je suis ici pour les vacances dans les mêmes endroits comme cettes peintures. et je profite bien d’être ici.

  30. atzenicarlo says:

    That life you paint is from a distant past. It is good to have this paintings posted and shared with us so we can share your memories too. Rural life was very important them.
    You are very good at rendering the scene from memory. Who is the hunter? family? friend?
    How are your doing with with the recovery? Climbing trees again?



    • The hunter was a imaginary character . he was in my mind although I am not a hunter nor a fisher !!! 🙂
      Recovery ? step to step. I have to be patient . Thanks to ask.

  31. Sartenada says:

    These are real art and I love them! Ce sont l’art véritable et je les aime!

  32. Zakiah says:

    Dear Michel,
    Every single painting is most realistically captured by your colors and lines. Amazing! I am sure your children would love to have them hanging in their homes for generations to come. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your work. I am blessed to know how talented you are. Excellent work Michel!
    Love, ❤

  33. Connie T says:

    I like your art. They look great.

  34. whyzat says:

    It’s wonderful to find such things that speak so clearly to us of our youth. Those bygone days seem simple and bright as we look back, ignoring all that was not so pleasant. It’s the way of us older folks.

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