Monthly Archives: November 2013

November has past :: Novembre n’est plus…

November has past by and life is speeding… what with Christmas at our doorstep, cooking, shopping and trivial pursuits of all kind, this blog permits me to find gratitude for the life that I have. I am a lucky woman, … Continue reading

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Kamouraska Lighthouse :: Phare de Kamouraska

Try to paint canvases that will show how interesting the landscape is to you — your pleasure in the thing. Wit. — The Art Spirit by Robert Henri The Kamouraska lighthouse is something! In front of the majestic St. Lawrence … Continue reading

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At the end of the day :: À la fin du jour

There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual—become clairvoyant. We reach then into reality. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our … Continue reading

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Amarone II

You know that I am extremely busy when I publish a value sketch instead of a finished painting… the reason is that I am nearing the end of the semester and I have been correcting non-stop every weekend for the … Continue reading

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Memoirs of Hadrian

Do the best one can. Do it over again. Then still improve, even if ever so slightly, those retouches. “It is myself that I re-make,” said the poet Yeats in speaking of his revisions. — Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar. … Continue reading

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Andrew Wyeth

“I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when … Continue reading

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Live Model :: Modèle vivant

There is nothing in all the world more beautiful or significant of the laws of the universe than the nude human body. In fact it is not only among the artists but amongst all people that a greater appreciation and … Continue reading

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Celtic Goddess :: Déesse celtique

A painting for a children’s story… or someone a tad older. I had the chance to be present when a live model and a few props accompanying her created a very gothic/celtic atmosphere — even halloweenesque? What I really enjoy about … Continue reading

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Burning Bush :: Fusain ailé

Perhaps we delight in evening because we have had the day. — The Art Spirit by Robert Henri. Today is the day that we switched our clocks backwards by one hour… and this feels very good indeed. To me these … Continue reading

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