Saturday, June 28, 2008

"The Bell"

Fusain et sanguine / Charcoal and sanguine

16" x 20"

Canadian Brushstroke Magazine
Sept/Oct issue

Receives award certificate:

Montreal, QC
The Bell, Charcoal and Conté, 20 x 16”

I’m a tonalist, and I’m never satisfied if I don’t have a
full range of values, says Marina Dieul. “For this
reason, I like to add some white accessory, and to
sculpt my subject with light on a dark background. I
worked with four colors: charcoal, and three colors of
conté: sanguine, red and white.”
“This drawing is also about textures, the softness of
the fur and hair against the roughness of the old
Chinese bell, all this enveloping the mysterious gaze
of this little girl.”
Dieul studied Fine Arts in France but she is selftaught
concerning figurative arts. She received an honorable
mention in the Portrait Society of Canada’s
competition, won first prize in the Richeson Portrait
and Figure competition, Grand Prize in Junction Art
competition ( Toronto), and has been finalist in numerous
She is a professional portrait artist specializing in
babies’ and children’s portraits.
You can email her at or see
more of her work at .

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