Today was a typical grey and misty January day… and on these days, to curl up and read a good book is heaven. I had difficulty painting this scene as the sky and the snow were grey, so this is a very muted palette. I chose this point of view because of the two Bell telephone booths and the amazing Hydro Quebec power pole… there are three transformers on one pole with so many lines criss-crossing each other that it ends up looking like a maze in the sky (the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” just popped into my head). This painting was done at the Shell gas station in Rigaud, looking eastwards.
Journée grise et brumeuse, parfaite pour se blottir dans un fauteuil à ailes et lire un bon livre. J’ai eu des difficultés à peindre cette scène car le ciel et la neige étaient gris, donc des tons étouffés. J’ai choisi ce point de vue à cause des cabines téléphoniques de Bell et à cause du poteau d’Hydro-Québec qui avait trois transformeurs en plus d’un labyrinthe de câbles qui survolaient dans tous les sens. Cette peinture a été faite à la station de gaz Shell à Rigaud, en regardant vers l’est.
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Yeah Jane, just ordered it. Thank you for the tip, I’ll definitely keep you posted :)
it is true that the website is hard to find…. I buy the 5.5 x 8.5″ sketchbook. They are hand stitched in Portugal. I buy directly on this website and I usually receive them within 2 weeks. Let me know when you receive them how you find them. The last time I bought 2 at a time and I paid $9 for shipping, and no international or import fees!
Jane impossible to find any info on Larolan sketch books. The only links link back to you. Where did you get them. Great colors BTW.