I have always been interested in the human figure and landscapes. For many years I painted landscape paintings, emphasizing color and using the texture of the oil paint to increase the richness of the surface. Over time, the paintings evolved into a vertical, elongated and quite narrow format in a search for more daring compositions and a new vision of the landscape compositions. The result of this transformation are these landscapes of the Ardeche, a region in southern France where I have a house. I now make my own paint, in this case, with an acrylic medium that contains a number of powdered pigments which gives me a monochromatic color that can be applied much like my watercolor drawings. These canvases (both linen and cotton) are not stretched on a frame but are hung on the wall with a simple bamboo and string.