Monthly Archives: August 2014

No Lines :: Sans lignes

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller For today’s painting I decided to plunge head first! I painted with hardly any pencil lines and especially with no ink lines. I love drawing and using fountain pens, … Continue reading

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Point of view :: Point de vue

You don’t have to be Michelangelo to teach basic art, just as you don’t have to be Shakespeare to be able to teach the correct use of language. — Charles de Lint When painting, sometimes the view does not work … Continue reading

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Dreams in the Mondream Wood

In the heart of the house lay a garden. In the heart of the garden stood a tree. In the heart of the tree lived an old man who wore the shape of a red-haired boy with crackernut eyes that seemed as bright as … Continue reading

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Thoughts for my father…

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum. — Ansel Adams Dad, today is your birthday and you would have been … Continue reading

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Cloud Illusions :: Mystère des nuages

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Joni Mitchell’s lyrics come back to me every time that I try to solve cloud illusions, and … Continue reading

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Art Show :: Vernissage

Let the painting tell you what it needs. — Charles Reid When my husband and I travel to an unknown country, we let the city guide us on our first day. It is with this habit that we realize that a … Continue reading

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Ste. Anne de Bellevue’s Waterfront :: Le quai de Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue

“There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings… Then a strange blight crept over the area and everything began to change… There was a strange stillness… The … Continue reading

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:: Pointe-du-Moulin ::

At times there seems to be a million ideas worth painting. However, there are days when it’s a challenge to pull any idea together. On these days I go to my studio, leaf through an art history book, and tell … Continue reading

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Serendipity :: Sérendipité

There is an art to wandering. If I have a destination, a plan – an objective – I’ve lost the ability to find serendipity. I am on a quest, not a ramble. I search for the Holy Grail of particularity … Continue reading

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Of rocks & learning :: De roches & d’apprentissage

As children, we come into the world with a natural desire to both speak and draw. Society makes sure that we learn language properly, right from the beginning, but art is treated as a gift of innate genius, something we … Continue reading

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The conundrum of motivation :: L’énigme de la motivation

This past week I have been musing on my inability to sit down, or even go out, and just paint! Gosh! — I was not motivated. I felt like a dead duck swimming in a world of watercolours… so I pushed … Continue reading

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