Monthly Archives: February 2013

Postures

This must be the hardest thing for me to paint… postures. My brain simply cannot get the free-flowing and timeline movements that is required to paint a person that is in movement. So I opened the book that I have … Continue reading

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A Fascination with Trees :: Une fascination avec les arbres

I have a fascination with trees… I love them. Have you ever noticed how some people seem weary of trees? When there are no trees over my head, I feel naked, not protected nor secure… these noble specimens are a … Continue reading

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Montreal Polo Club :: Club Polo de Montréal

After generous comments from subscribers, friends and followers on my blog, I wish to thank you–when there are no comments, it seems void. So for this painting, I decided to take the time to “think” before I started drawing. So … Continue reading

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Two Forgotten Things :: Deux choses oubliées

I painted this yesterday and I was so unsatisfied with it that I decided not to post it… and this morning, I changed my mind, just for education purposes. I do not know if you have noticed that my perspective … Continue reading

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Route 201, the Beginning or the End? :: La route 201, le début ou la fin?

Life reveals itself in the way that you look at it… This is the “end” of Route 201 if you are facing Hudson and looking northwards from Rigaud, and this is the point of view that I drew today. However, … Continue reading

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McDonald Campus Farm :: Ferme sur le campus McDonald

This is the McDonald Farm on our college campus. What attracted me first to this visual space were the long shadows on the roof and the layering of the road, then the trees, then the snow which finally bring us … Continue reading

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Poutte poutte poutte que désirez-vous?

Here is an iconic family restaurant that has been part of  the Quebec landscape since 1951 and was founded by Hélène and René Léger who setup their first restaurant on St. Hubert street in Montreal… they make delicious roasted chicken. … Continue reading

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Just A House :: Juste une maison

Here is a house on my street. I painted this in the Larolan sketchbook, which I still find sublime. It is amazing just how much water this paper can take, considering that it is not very thick. For this painting … Continue reading

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Calm Day :: Journée calme

After yesterday’s high winds, this morning I jumped in the car to see if there were any trees that fell on our lot. Very few branches fell, which is quite surprising, and no trees — yeah! So while I was … Continue reading

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