Autumn Equinox :: Équinoxe d’automne

Think pattern first, then drawing, then color. The character of your painting is resolved in the pattern scheme. (Edgar A. Whitney)

There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. I found out today that between September 1st and 30th, here in Quebec we actually lose 1-1/2 hours.

Il y a deux équinoxes chaque année – en Septembre et Mars – quand le soleil brille directement sur l’équateur et la durée du jour et de la nuit est à peu près égale. J’ai découvert aujourd’hui qu’entre le 1er et le 30 Septembre, ici au Québec, nous perdons effectivement 1-1 /2 heures.

Paper: Stillman & Birn Beta Series
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Colours: Aureolin, Winsor Red, French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna
Location: Vaudreuil, Québec, Canada



2 thoughts on “Autumn Equinox :: Équinoxe d’automne

  1. Hi Whimsey — I am glad that I made you laugh with the word “citrouilles” -) Your son’s nickname is soooo cute! So hope that your pumpkin sketching goes well — and it surely will as when the objects that we paint are dear to our hearts, they are always a success -)))


  2. While I can’t speak a lick of French, I’ve had numerous vacations to France with many moments of eavesdropping and trying to get the gist of a conversation. I love the French language and find it soothing and sophisticated. There is no other like it.

    So I had to laugh when I saw this post because….

    A pumpkin is a pumpkin, and that’s a word I wouldn’t change. Also, my son’s nickname was Pumpkin when he was a baby. Maybe that’s why I love it so much.

    And I love your sketch and am motivated to paint a pile of pumpkins. Thanks.


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