Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring on Easter Day :: Journée printanière pour Pâques

Easter day could not have been any better… had brunch with my family at the Willows Inn, and had the most spectacular views of the Lake of Two Mountains and the church in Oka. We had a beautiful sunny spring day, … Continue reading

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Junction

Painting is a daily exercise… like any form of physical or mental discipline. Playing a musical instrument, singing, swimming or simply getting in shape takes a daily dose of exercise. This was painted on the Route 201 looking north, at … Continue reading

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Three Chinese Symbols :: Trois symboles chinois

About 18 Montreal Urban Sketchers met at Restaurant Kam Fung on St. Urbain street this morning for a Dim Sun breakfast and sketch at the same time. Quite cool! While I was painting a chinese lady looked over my shoulder … Continue reading

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Car with a view :: Automobile avec vue

I was trying to find a place to sketch today in my car, and everywhere that I turned there was just too many cars… thus unsafe to park on the side of the road. So I turned on St. Guillaume … Continue reading

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Test :: sketching blog

I am testing out on my iPod if I can successfully post a picture ;-)

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Old House on Harwood Road, Hudson :: Vieille maison sur le chemin Harwood, Hudson

A very old house on Harwood Road in Hudson. There is a fine line between putting in too much detail (like in this painting) and just the right amount. I find that I am drawing more than painting… do you … Continue reading

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Gentle Giants

My painting surely reflects the environment in which I live… added to this is the love that I have for all trees, shrubs, creepy crawlers, moss, and everything in between and beyond. So let me introduce to you the majestic … Continue reading

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Sucrerie de la Montagne

For the sap to start flowing in the spring, temperatures have to be just right. Freezing temperatures at night and above zero during the day… so for the past week, the sap has been flowing in this region. The Sucrerie … Continue reading

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Sugar Bush Time :: Le temps des sucres est arrivé

My spouse drilled a hole in one of our maple trees this morning, and the sap is running fast. It is officially sugar bush time, and my heart is glad… a very long and cold winter that we have had … Continue reading

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Mont Calvaire Mountain

This is the type of scene that is the most difficult for me as it has no real lines to follow and is very vague. To add to this is that the minute that I paint/draw these scenes, they seem … Continue reading

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The Owl :: L’hibou

I grew up in Valleyfield and right in front of the park (where we always used to hang out during the summer playing volleyball), there was this huge clock that we had named “The Owl”. This building housed the A. … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Purse :: Bourse

Bought this little purse in Chiang Mai, Thailand many years ago. It is entirely made by hand and I thought that it would be nice to sketch. J’ai acheté cette petite bourse à Chiang Mai en Thailande il y a … Continue reading

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Boy oh boy!… Sapristi!

Boy oh boy are boots hard to draw. I started over three times before getting these to work… or walk? should I say? I was planning on drawing the pair, but just starting with one for tonight is enough. As … Continue reading

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Miniature Wooden Sailboat :: Bateau à voile miniature

Here is a wooden miniature sailboat that we have had since my first childhood memories… it sits on the top of the fireplace mantle, ready to sail forward into the unknown. It is made of a beautiful pale wood where … Continue reading

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White Orchid :: Orchidée blanche

Getting back into painting with this white orchid Taisuco Kockdian “Yukimai” that I have at home. These are the easiest orchids to keep and with a good bed filled with rocks and water, they will last forever. I drew this with a … Continue reading

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Daily Sketching/Drawing

For the past three weeks I have been neglecting my daily sketching/drawing moments for a reason. I sprained my knee 3 weeks ago and with the physio treatments, on top of my teaching duties plus the routine of walking in … Continue reading

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