Monthly Archives: May 2015

:: Fifth of fifth ::

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Salvador Dali) I have been preparing for the Sketch in time event that will be presented at Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire … Continue reading

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:: JAC ::

Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art. — Nita Engle Here is my beautiful John Abbott College campus on the West Island in Montreal. I had drawn the painting … Continue reading

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Montreal’s duality :: La dualité de Montréal

First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. And then I was dying to marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children … Continue reading

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St. Louis Square :: Carré St-Louis ::

In watercolour, if you are not in trouble, then you’re in trouble. — Selma Blackburn I most often paint in sketchbooks and when I do, it is impossible to tear off the page to keep the painting as this would … Continue reading

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:: Les amis de la montagne ::

In the morning Benjamin Franklin asked himself this question: “What good shall I do this day?” In the evening he would ask the following question: “What good have I done to-day?” Today was a really nice day to be out sketching, … Continue reading

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Colour Preparation :: Preparation des couleurs

The daily small painting, a small resource and time commitment, is an exercise in absolute focus for that time period. It’s like a meditation, really. (Gaye Adams) I am in preparation mode for a few things, such as a trip … Continue reading

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:: Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue ::

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. — Mark Twain Yesterday I spent the whole day painting in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue which is a small town just next to my College, which is very practical for sketching and … Continue reading

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Hertzberg Building :: Édifice Herzberg

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. … Continue reading

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The Maski :: Le Maski

“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices, That, if I then had waked after long … Continue reading

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Take Two :: Prise deux

Hiking is a bit like life:  The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other… again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the … Continue reading

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May Full Moon :: Pleine lune de mai

Names: Flower Moon, Milk Moon, Planting Moon, Merry Moon. May the Full Moon of May bring laughter, friendship and love. May the exuberance of nature inspire us. Today was a busy day! I first prepped for all of my courses as the … Continue reading

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:: Zombie Rocker :: Chaise Zombie ::

If I could pick the menu, I’d choose a tasty appetizer of Hendrix pituitary, & a huge salad covered with Joplin cortex. Plant’s gray matter for the main course, sides of Jagger & Morrison stems, along with a bottle of … Continue reading

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