This is my latest watercolor on paper ( Arches hot press 140 l), I did paint it for the watercolor biennale coming up at the Federation of Canadian Artists in Granville Island ( Vancouver ). I had a few guidelines to follow : the size had to be 19 × 27 which is the size of the IKEA Ribba frame, most artists will use that frame so the exhibition looks more uniform. The painting had to be framed, these days I really like to mount my watercolors on board and varnish them but well, most watercolor societies and exhibitions won’t accept varnished or mounted watercolors.

Step by step painting tutorial here

I grew up in France but have been living in Canada for the last 12 years, I am currently located in North Vancouver and work from a studio on Pemberton Avenue.

I have two passions:
- Painting the effects of light with watercolor on paper through portraits and cityscapes
( and )
- Building complex textures and edges with acrylics and mixed media on canvas (

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  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 1 year ago

    Superb work on the trees with sooo many details, Sandrine. Bravo !

  • Merci Corinne :)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Excellent art Sandrine. Love the way the light yellow-greens and aqua-blues seemingly dance together so successfully throughout the entire work.

  • Thanks Jim, so glad you liked it! I am limiting my palette to about 8-10 colors now and like it better.

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntover 1 year ago

    This is a formidable accomplishment, both artistically and in the use of the medium. Well done!

  • Thanks Douglas :)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Geraldine M Leahy
    Geraldine M Leahyover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Thanks Geraldine :)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago
  • Thanks, excellent news:)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 1 year ago

    Beautiful watercolour work Sandrine – I really love how the foreground trees & leaves stand out from the background in such a subtle way, especially in such a complicated scene

  • Thanks Terri for your comment!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 1 year ago


  • Merci Agnès :)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Here is your permanent feature page for this wonderful work!

  • Thanks, this is great!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...9 months ago

    Great artwork!!

  • Thanks again!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

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