Road Trip :: Trip de char

Went back today on the Chemin de l’Anse in Vaudreuil-Dorion as it is a small, rural and very winding road… which gives it alot of appeal. This is the street where Félix Leclerc lived, a famous Québécois singer-songwriter, poet, novelist, playwright, actor. He was one of the first “chansonniers” in Québec and is renowned for his songs Moi et mes souliers and Le petit train du Nord.

I tried experimenting on finding a focal point in my painting today, and the winding road helped me. Who would know that there are so many telephone/electric poles in a rural setting? And I actually omitted to paint some as there were too many ;-)

Je suis retournée sur le Chemin de l’Anse aujourd’hui car ce chemin est plein de courbes que je trouve très pittoresques. C’est le chemin où Félix Leclerc, un chansonnier québécois bien connu, résidait pendant la saison estivale. Félix était un auteur-compositeur, poète, auteur, dramaturge et acteur.

J’ai tenté de trouver un point focal dans le paysage aujourd’hui et la courbure du chemin a bien aidé. Qui aurait pensé que dans un milieu aussi rural il y aurait autant de lignes téléphoniques et électriques? Et en plus, j’en ai omis car il y en avait tout simplement trop ;-)

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Grey
Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip EF
Colours: Winsor Blue, Cadmium Yellow L. and Burnt Sienna



About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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