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In this watercolor painting, I love the sky and these trees in their winter nudity.
Freddy Velge was a business man and used to travel a lot. Once, as he was in the United States for business, he discovered that his neighbour in a meeting, was born exactly the same day of the same year. And he learnt that this twin was a huntsman in America when Frederic was huntsman in France. So they became friends and decided to have their birthday party together, one year in France and the next year in America. The american huntsman came first. He came with his wife, sons and brides and hunting friends... and they came hunting stag, then boar, then roe deer... discovered the best Champagne cellars and the birthday party was a huge fiest. They had brought a great many of small birthday presents.
One year later, Frederic Velge, his family and the hunters of the Rallye Nomade were supposed to cross the Atlantic Ocean for a birthday party in USA. Instead of bringing many parcels, they decided to bring just one but a great one. They asked me to create a painting, giving me a total free hand.
I had taken a very interesting photo of their hunting hounds half a second before the rush at the end of the hunting party. I used it as reference photo for my painting, and did a very realistic watercolor.