Epiphany :: La fête des rois

Three Kings came riding from far away,
Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar;
Three Wise Men out of the East were they,
And they travelled by night and they slept by day,
For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star.
— Longfellow

Today we have gained 15 minutes of sunlight and spring is just around the corner… even though the harshest part of the winter days has not been seen yet. Last Friday I sent out two different postcards to two different destinations… one in Belgium and the other one in Montreal to commemorate the 2015 New Year. Well they finally arrived at destination today… at the same time. So here is the Belgium New Year’s Postcard that I sent to  Christine as I knew that she loved old Québec buildings and architecture… so I sent her a sugar shack that I painted from a reference photo that Brian, a high school friend, took a while ago.

Aujourd’hui nous avons 15 minutes de plus de lumière donc le printemps est juste de l’autre côté même si le pire de l’hiver est à venir. Vendredi passé j’ai envoyé deux cartes postales différentes à deux endroits différents… une à Montréal et l’autre en Belgique pour commémorer la Nouvelle année 2015. Les deux sont arrivées aujourd’hui, en même temps! Voici la carte de la Belgique. Je sais que Christine aime bien les vieilles bâtisses et l’architecture du Québec, donc j’ai décidé d’y envoyer une peinture de cabane à sucre (shack à sucre). J’ai peint d’une photo de référence que Brian, un ami de secondaire, m’a autorisée à utiliser pour ces fins.

Paper: Saunders Waterford CP 140 lbs.
Colours: Aureolin Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
PostcardChristineMussche

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