Monthly Archives: July 2014

Comic book effect :: Effet Bédé

Flow is being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi I completed my thesis in … Continue reading

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A moment of pure joy :: Moment de joie pure

I’m a painter first. I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy. — Joni Mitchell Following on yesterday’s post, we finished our negative space flower/leaves painting. The aim is to outline the outside of the objects and when two … Continue reading

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Drawing in pen & ink :: Dessiner à la plume & encre

Whatever deserves to exist, deserves to be known. — Francis Bacon I am presently following a course Drawing in pen & ink with Jennifer Schuler and it feels so good to be learning a new medium! I love taking art … Continue reading

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Plein air painting :: Peindre en plein-air

More often than not, I’ve found, a rut is the consequence of sticking to tried and tested methods that don’t take into account how you or the world has changed. –Twyla Tharp Today was a gloriously beautiful day and I … Continue reading

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Lines of thought :: Lignes de pensée

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. — Twyla Tharp So the saying goes, I did stay home to draw today. This drawing comes from a reference photograph as I simply do not have the time … Continue reading

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Majestic white pine :: Pin blanc majestueux

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. –Pablo Picasso One of the advantages of keeping a blog (a truncation of the expression web log) is that it permits me to do the two things that I love the most … Continue reading

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To crop or not… :: Recadrer ou pas…

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” — Jean-Luc Godard There are so many things to think about when starting a new painting. The obvious choices come first. What type of paper will I … Continue reading

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Aragula :: Roquette

I have trouble “beginning” to paint. Once I begin, it’s effortless to keep going. — Robert Henri Robert Henri’s quote rings true to me as I do have trouble to start painting… but once I start, I can’t stop! Are … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks & WC Sheets :: Cahiers croquis vs paper aquarelle

After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint. — Rex Brandt For this post, I will try to explain one of the reasons that I use sketchbooks and then use water colour sheets. … Continue reading

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Ways of creating art :: Façons de faire de l’art

“Like the sundial, my paint box counts no hours but sunny ones.” — Arthur Rackham Directly from the Tourne-Sol co-operative farm, a bunch of fresh beets. We can actually eat the beet leaves by cooking them like spinach, and I wonder why regular groceries take … Continue reading

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Valois Park :: Parc Valois

Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible — Paul Klee On Tuesdays, Linda Drewry and fellow artists gather to do some plein-air painting or drawing and today it was in Valois Park in Vaudreuil. The temperature today … Continue reading

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