Chemin Ste-Marie in St-Clet

A beautiful Quebec oldstyle farm on chemin St. Marie in St. Clet (founded in 1850, population 1738). After yesterday’s painting slump, I knew that today would be better as I knew exactly where I was driving to and that I would start by drawing in ink first and then paint (if I do not draw in ink first, I often get into trouble with my paintings). I have been able to let go of the pencil steps and go directly to drawing in ink, which is much more efficient and also more creative as you have to be “in the moment” or else you muff up. I stopped on the secondary road that brings us to St. Polycarpe and painted there, with the sun heating up the car as the chilly air has finally left us. I used Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Aureolin Yellow.

Une ancienne ferme typique du paysage québécois sur le chemin Ste-Marie à St-Clet (date de fondation 1850 et population est de 1 738), chemin menant à St-Polycarpe. Les citadins de St-Clet s’appellent Clétois, Clétoise. Au lieu de commencer ma peinture avec un crayon, ensuite définir avec de l’encre et finalement finir avec la peinture, je suis allée directement avec l’encre… et ce processus m’a forcée à être dans le moment et réfléchir rapidement. Pour cette peinture j’ai utilisé Cobalt BlueAlizarin CrimsonBurnt UmberBurnt Sienna et Aureolin Yellow.

Paper: Larolan Watercolour Sketchbook
Watercolours: Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith
Colors: Cobalt blue, Aureolin Yellow, Burnt Umber, Burnst Sienna and Alizarin Crimson
Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip Fountain Pen EF
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Grey


2 thoughts on “Chemin Ste-Marie in St-Clet

  1. Salut Jane,
    Très joli! Les couleurs sont bien choisies. La température était parfaite aujourd’hui…pas trop froid!


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