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 hovered around 32C (with humidex levels it felt like 36C) and we were sweating before arriving on location. We were in front of the beautiful Lake of Two Mountains and we were a happy bunch. Some were chatting, others were concentrated on their work, some were perusing around, chatting with everyone and then going back to their work… no stress levels here -) There were many vistas that I could have painted as there was a small sailboat on the water, a presque-ile that was beautiful but when I saw this majestic tree, I just had to paint it! I think that I have a “thing” going on with trees -)))

À tous les mardis pendant l’été, Linda Drewry et d’autres artistes se réunissent pour faire un peu de peinture en plein-air et aujourd’hui, c’était dans le Parc Valois à Vaudreuil. La température oscillait autour des 32°C (avec l’indice humidex, c’était comme 36°C) et nous étions en sueur même avant d’arriver sur les lieux. En face de nous le magnifique lac des Deux-Montagnes et ses environs. Nous étions un groupe heureux. Certains bavardaient, d’autres se sont concentrés sur leur travail, certains se promenaient autour pour discuter avec tout le monde pour ensuite revenir à leur travail … pas de stress ici -) Il y avait beaucoup de points de vue que j’aurais pu peindre car il y avait un petit voilier sur l’eau, une Presque-île qui était magnifique mais quand j’ai vu cet arbre majestueux, je ne pouvais lui résister! Je pense que j’ai “quelque chose” avec les arbres -)))

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Series, grand portrait size
Colours: Aureolin Yellow, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson & French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Parc Valois, Vaudreuil, Québec, Canada

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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 www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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