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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.
Monthly Archives: October 2012
I really seem to like old sheds, as they keep reappearing in my paintings. This artwork was done on Stillman & Birn Beta Series paper with black Carbon Ink and watercolours. The colours used were mostly Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine and … Continue reading
This is the only Catholic church in Huntingdon… even though there are at least three other churches that exist in the village — Anglican, Presbytarian and United. Saint Joseph Church on York Street was first established in 1862 and took 3 years … Continue reading
Today I decided to walk in the forest and study some trees… and I chose a Weeping Willow and a Black Willow. These trees love having their feet wet… and they thrive in wetlands and have a very rapid growth. … Continue reading
A fief is a historical piece of land, especially one held on condition of feudal service. The fees were often lands or revenue-producing real property held in feudal tenure: these are typically known as fiefs or fiefdoms. Yesterday I went painting … Continue reading
I have been struggling with my trees… and I always seem to be making the same type of tree, thus I need to diversify my strokes. I decided to pick different types and textures of trees and try them out. … Continue reading
This rustic restaurant is a treat for the eyes and soul… it is packed seven days a week and has excellent food. A farm that was owned by the Seigneur de Lotbinière, it was bought in 1829 by the Thomas Parsons … Continue reading
Aujourd’hui je savais exactement où je m’en allais… peindre une petite maison que j’aime bien dans le haut de la montagne de Rigaud. Ce que je n’avais pas prévu est que la montagne baignait dans la brume… tellement que ma … Continue reading
I tried a new way of painting in my Stillman & Birn watercolour sketchbook. I applied a water wash on the sky and on the moraine and when I applied the paint after it had tried it was a blissful … Continue reading
I have been drawing on a daily basis since this week and I have found that I am drawing anywhere and everywhere and anything. Drawing takes less time than painting, and I had alot of fun with this drawing. I … Continue reading
I have been putting more care into my scans lately. I used to just scan my paintings in my very low end scanner, and would not retouch at all in Photoshop… even though I have taught Photoshop for many years. … Continue reading
This is a drawing that I did in my Moleskine Sketchbook A5 size (8.3″ x 5.8″). I did this in 15 minutes as I have decided that I would draw, or paint, at least 15 minutes every day. This is … Continue reading
Rigaud is horse country (and I should add fly and wildlife country). When I was very young, my brother, my cousin and I took hunter horseback riding lessons at the Robespierre Stables and we were taught by Michel Vaillancourt, silver … Continue reading
Going up Bourget street in Rigaud by car has to be done in second gear as it is very steep and is well known as “the wall” in the cyclist community. The Coupe du monde cycliste féminine de Montréal was held there for … Continue reading