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, if you turn 180˚ facing south, then it is the “beginning” of that same route, which will bring you from Rigaud to St. Lazare, Ste. Marthe, St. Clet, Coteau-du-Lac, Valleyfield, St. Stanislas-de-Kostka, Ormstown, St. Antoine Abbé and to finally finish in Franklin, near the American border. Its total length is approximately 70 kilometers. I painted today on a loose sheet of paper and even though it was difficult at first to get the feel the paper, I really enjoyed Fabriano Artistico paper.

La vie se révèle de différentes façons, dont la façon de l’interpréter. Voici la “fin” de la Route 201 en regardant vers le nord, de Rigaud vers Hudson. C’est ce point de vue que j’ai peint aujourd’hui… Si on se retourne de 180°, nous allons voir le début de la Route 201, qui va nous mener de Rigaud à St-Lazare, Ste-Marthe, St-Clet, Coteau-du-Lac, Valleyfield, St-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Ormstown, St-Antoine Abbé pour finir son trajet à Franklin, tout près de la frontière américaine. Elle nous mènera vers le sud pour 70 kilomètres de long.

Paper: Fabriano Artistico, cold pressed, 140 lbs
Watercolours: Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith & Schminke
Colours: New Gambodge, Cerulean Blue, Burnt Umber, Rose Madder Genuine, Serpentine Green and Cobalt Blue
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Grey
Pen: Pilot Flexigrip