Thursday, February 05, 2009

Santa Monica/Venice


mark said...

youve gone to rich colors, did you get a new toy? Great how you keep experimenting.

Thierry martin said...


kevin said...

wow, that is faaaantastic!

Nico said...

Ben comme le dis tout le monde c'est juste mortel,rien d'autres a ajouter....
Juste que je passe de temps en temps sur ton blog pour voir tes croquis,je prends ma claque et je repars....

C'est cool,


Vanda said...

I love the colors, that red really pops. Perfect sunny day.

JP said...

loving these recent ones!


Super chouette! ça change du gris Paris.

Matt J said...

That colour palette really ZINGS! you've captred the light there beautifully

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Thanks Mark, no, no new toy. just gouache.

- Merci de passer par ici Thierry :)

- Hey Kevin! Thanks :)

- Ah ben merci Nico, c'est tres gentil de ta part, tu me fais rougir :)
J'espere que tu vas bien :)

- Thanks Vanda, yes, it's so nice to sit outside and draw.

- Thanks JP.

- Merci Aurore! Oui ;) les couleurs ici sont extra, les ombres, le ciel...c'est un plaisir de pouvoir etre si souvent dehors pour dessiner.

- Merci mon Ami! Good luck with the new job :)

Alina Chau said...

beautiful drawing!! Love the pasadena drawing below too!

Thierry martin said...

je reviendrais.


Erik D. Martin said...

man these are really lovely-i esp love the Pasadena painting!

matthieu said...

Salut Stéphane,

Grâce à Pascal, je découvre ton blog et tes images... Je suis vraiment impressionné par tes compos! C'est tout simplement superbe!

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Magnifique peinture Stef !
Aaaaaaah ce ciel bleu...

willborough said...



Stéphane Kardos said...

- Thanks Alina :)

- Merci Thierry, tu seras toujours le bienvenu :)

- Thanks Eric :)

- Merci Matthieu, c'est tres gentil. J'adore ton travail, super chouette!

- Merci Genevieve! :) Ta petite eglise in the woods est super! Bises

- Thanks willborough.

Goro said...

wow this looks awesome!
Lovely colors!

olga m said...

Looks great. I knew it was Santa Monica before I read the name.:)

Jeff Harter said...

this is great. Love the cool blue shadow on the building in the background

steve A said...

I spent a great deal of my 20's swinging on the series of gymnastics rings across from this particular hot dog stand. I used to buy chalk next door. You've captured the light and place wonderfully, it was a total flashback for me and I thank you for that. Makes me want to go back.

Polyminthe said...

génial stéphane!

richtuzon said...

I really like where you are going with these, Steph. Goache I assume?

the doodlers said...

Good to see these 'real' painted ones. Gorgeous. Must have been so fun to do too.

But the Iphone videos below are delicious too. Always good to visit your blog.

Cheers Stef!

Thierry Cattant said...

Je trouve tes croquis magnifiques!!!! Je te suis depuis un petit moment et cette semaine j'ai décidé de mettre ton blog en tant que "Blog of the Week" sur mon blog.

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Thanks Goro.

- Thanks Olga :)

- Thanks Jeff, gouache was perfect for the rich colours of Santa Monica at this time of day.

- Thank you very much Steve, I really appreciate your comment. It's such a great reward when somebody who knows well a place I've sketched ,likes it, and recognize it. Just out of curiosity, did the place/area changed much since your 20's?

- Merci Sylvain! Tes planches de B.D sont absolument SUPERBES!!!

- Hey Rich, thanks. Yes gouache, I haven't use them for a long time, and they're perfect here, I wanted something more punchy than watercolours.

- Hey thanks Doodlers! How are you guys?

- Merci Thierry :) J'aime beaucoup ton dessin d'Herman Dune!

Chris Battle said...

Aw man-- I was born and raised in Santa Monica, so this one makes me homesick :)

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Steph, this rocks! Love those shadows in the foreground, really helps frame the whole piece. Your color and value are spot on.

Craig Mackay said...

These just get better and better, man! Wow! Can't wait to see more!

sponie said...

Great "vignetting" (not sure if that is a word) and I like the blue shadows on the foreground and on the building as well.

Just curious, how long did this take you?

altadenahiker said...

Maybe the two of you want to explore with Petrea and me? We're looking at Altadena caves now.

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Where are you know Chris?

- Thanks Ry.

- Thanks Craig!

- Mr Sponie/Mackay, this took me probably 1h30, I started on location and finished some of the colour at home. Thanks for visiting :)

- Caves a Vins?

lautrette said...

putain ta mere, que c'est beau!!!!
et dit ,faudrait qu'on s'echange des originaux fait avec la sueur!!!

le bise.

Simon ROUBY said...

on y fait voyager, merci

lautrette said...

nice shapes!

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Merci mon cher Christophe, vous etes bien bon.
Et bien sur, et comment qu'on va s'echanger des originaux, je n'attends que ca. Tu veux quoi, un seche-cheveux, un parpaing Californien au HB sur du "C" a grain?
Moi j'retourne sur Kaira shopping :)

- Merci beaucoup Simon! j'apprecie, je suis fan de ton travail :)

chambrun said...

Quelle lumière ! Ce doît être ça de vivre au soleil !

Pollock said...

J'adore ce dessin !!!!!!!!

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Merci Chambrun. Oui, la lumiere est incroyable en Californie, quand tu retournes en Europe, ca parais tout gris.

- Merci Daniel :)

limbolo said...


I'm a bit late at getting to this one...Very strong, quick and tasty.

Blogger seem to be inventing a new language: this one's 'minigrap' on the word verifier.

Stéphane Kardos said...

Bonjour Neil, merci! I haven't used gouache for quite some time, I forgot how difficult it is to use. If only I could have the same hand as Albert Brenet.
"Minigrap"... interesting. Hope all is well on London :)

kimberleigh said...

how much for the Hot Dog on a Stick piece?

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