Monthly Archives: June 2014

Growth & Learning :: Croissance & apprentissage

“I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.” ― Emily Carr As I was … Continue reading

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The reality of it all :: La réalité de tout celà

On ne doit pas empêcher la réalité de faire un beau tableau. Reality should not prevent the making of a beautiful painting. — JPR Someone on my blog yesterday cited the above quote, which is totally appropriate for tonight’s post. … Continue reading

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Patience is perfection :: La patience est perfection

A line is a dot that went for a walk.
— Paul Klee This is not the first time that I try painting my beautiful brook… and it surely will not be the last! So, I treaded carefully today, drawing first … Continue reading

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The wall of Rigaud :: Le mur de Rigaud

The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens. — Baha’u’llah Looking over the edge of Rigaud mountain, called “The Wall” by cyclists, peering out at the vista and the Laurentians, our earth is a wonder… too bad that our … Continue reading

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Back to reality :: Retour à la réalité

And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?” (Critic) “The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light. — Claude Monet This is my last painting that I post of our holiday in the south. As I … Continue reading

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Painting in situ woes :: Les difficultés de peindre in situ

Thy life’s journey lies along its own path and I cannot share thy journey — but I can walk beside thee. And I will. — Diana Gabaldon When I arrived down south, I was very eager to start painting and … Continue reading

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The Beach :: La plage

Comedian Jim Carrey describes the moment he gave a name to his life’s calling. “The purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern.” Then at the age of 50, he started painting and he found a … Continue reading

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Waiting :: En attente

We are leaving for the south and I will probably not have access to the web… So I will be back in one week -))) Nous nous envolons vers le sud et je n’aurai probablement pas accès au web… Donc … Continue reading

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Paul’s Birdhouse :: Cabane d’oiseaux pour Paul

The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang the best.”― John James Audubon This birdhouse will be sailing for Australia tomorrow morning and is dedicated to my cousin Paul. I had made a promise to … Continue reading

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Opportunity :: Opportunité

“When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.” ― Winslow Homer These past two weeks I had a wonderful opportunity to create many paintings for the same person way … Continue reading

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Memoirs of Hadrian :: Mémoires d’Hadrian

As I came home today I had a little box that had just arrived by mail filled with DeAtramentis inks which I tried out in the following portrait. This ink is not waterproof and I took an old brush that … Continue reading

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Kitchen poets :: Poètes de cuisine

‘Let two persons go out for a walk; the one a good sketcher, the other having no taste of the kind. Let them go down a green lane. There will be a great difference in the scene as perceived by … Continue reading

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