Four Grain Silos :: Quatre silos à grains?

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 had never realized that silos come in so many different shapes, sizes, colours, new and old. So here are four silos, one very old one (the beige and red one), two newer ones (in dark blue metal) and a grey one. I wonder… do they all carry grains? Why are there some small ones and some bigger ones? If anyone knows, you know where to find me.

Quand je décide de peindre, la composition est très importante pour moi et je me pose des tonnes de questions. Que vais-je garder pour ne pas encombrer ma composition? Comment est-ce que je vais cadrer mon image? Est-ce que je coupe ici? ou là? L’horizon haut ou bas? Le soleil vient de où? Les ombres où sont elles?

En pendant que je peins, l’histoire des lieux me vient à l’esprit… quelle famille habite ici? Leur nom? Est-ce qu’ils sont ici depuis toujours ou est-ce qu’ils sont des nouveaux venus dans la région? Est-ce que c’est difficile pour eux la vie de fermier? En tout cas, j’espère qu’ils aiment ça les silos eux, car ils en ont beaucoup ;-)


About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to Four Grain Silos :: Quatre silos à grains?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Merci Suzanne ;-)


  2. Anonymous says:

    Je te reconnais tellement dans ta description.Belle peinture, Jane:))


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