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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
A few Stories with Watercolours & Drawings & Texts
Monthly Archives: July 2012
Went back to Pointe-Fortune today as it has many old farms… and here is one of them. I ended up in Ontario and more farms await me ;-) I used Burnt Sienna with French Ultramarine, mostly, to create the cedar … Continue reading
Yesterday I decided to hop in the car and go westwards on Route 342, bringing me to Pointe-Fortune. This one road has many dairy farms, thus many silos so I had the pick of the crop to choose from. I … Continue reading
Funny thing happened this morning. Once I finish a painting, I always leave it on the dining room table so that Guy can look at it, and comment, if he wishes. But Guy being a typical husband of 30 years … Continue reading
This must be the hardest painting that I have done up to now. Give me perspective drawing, and I feel comfortable with the notions… but trying to paint fur is something else. I followed a workshop with Melinda Brewer, who … Continue reading
I have missed painting so much, even though it has only been three days…. and since the last three days, I have painted, but have not posted the paintings as they are not yet finished. So today we went to … Continue reading
My drawing arm today felt stiff so I decided to draw a sequence of very very quick sketches. I used a Restating Method that makes you go over and over the same areas. I also did some Blind Contour Drawing, … Continue reading
I tried painting my wonderful dog Gimli-Pyper using the least amount of colours. I used for this Raw Umber and Raw Sienna with a bit of Indigo and a bit of Burnt Orange. This painting was done without the use … Continue reading
Today is our wedding anniversary so yesterday Guy and I went to Vieux-Montréal and acted as tourists… which was quite fun. We went on the Bateau-Mouche for a one hour tour of the old port, then we sat down at … Continue reading
There are days that things just happen… and today was one of those days. First of all, I had no itinerary, so that is great! I could just do what life throws at me… I thought of being nonchalant, reading, … Continue reading
Est-ce qu’il y a des maisons qui vous attirent, que l’oeil ne peut s’empêcher de regarder? Bien voici celle que j’aime bien sur le chemin St-Georges à Rigaud. Je passe en-avant à tous les jours, et je la regarde… regarde… … Continue reading
I keep switching my colours around and everytime that I do this, I need to repaint my colours so that I know where my colours are. So here is today’s colour map. I love doing this as I take the … Continue reading
Happy to say that I have figured out the scanning problems that I was having… my all-in-one scanner was not responding anymore. So I decided to shut it down, shut down the computer and then reboot. And voilà! Everything is … Continue reading
Here is another Rigaud building… guess which one (I think that my hubbie is right, I am obsessed). Anyway, today I have decided that I would like to be able to sketch in a more expedient fashion… meaning faster. I … Continue reading