"...He does not despise colour. It is just another way of saying things, which is not his. But, the flesh is weak, and from time to time, since he started, he has traded his black and white for colour. For his watercolours, he used a very dampened paper, shapes would appear by carefully diluting the paint to finally distinguish shades and lines. He also did hundreds of pastel paintings : still lives, landscapes, animals, portraits. Like a down feather in which Maurice Fombeure could see "the pollen of joie de vivre."
Pierre Dehaye - André Jacquemin
- Editions Serpenoises & Presses Universitaires de Nancy 1986