Le Mur de Rigaud :: The Wall of Rigaud

Through straits to heights
— Hannah Clan Motto

I like finding places where I can repaint them through the seasons… and Le Mur or The Wall on Bourget Road in Rigaud is one of them. Le Mur is a very steep incline that cyclists train in… it is very very steep. The view is of the lower Laurentian mountains, seen from Rigaud mountain, separated by the Ottawa River. I had badly rendered the street going down, and as watercolour painting is very lenient and lends itself to corrections, I actually took the paint “off” by scrubbing and then waiting it to dry and then reinserting new paints. I managed to save it -)

J’aime trouver des endroits pour peindre qui changent bien avec les saisons… et Le Mur à Rigaud est un de ces endroits. Le Mur est un chemin avec une inclinaison très abrupte où les cyclistes aiment s’entraîner. La vue est des Basses Laurentides, vu du Mont Rigaud qui est séparé par la Rivière des Outaouais. À cause d’un manque de planification, j’ai manqué mon chemin et grâce aux qualités d’un papier pour aquarelles, j’ai pu corriger en remettant de l’eau propre sur certaines régions, enlever la peinture, attendre qu’elle sèche, et ensuite repeindre par-dessus.

Paper: Saunders Waterford CP 140 lbs 12″x9″
Colours: Cobalt Blue, Aureolin Yellow, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson
Fountain Pen: Pilot Penmanship EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey

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