:: Greenwood Centre for Living History ::

I’m a painter first. I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.
— Joni Mitchell

This morning I woke up and it was cloudy and they were announcing 40% of rain… so what the heck, this means that there is 60% of sunshine, right? Well, just as we sat down to start sketching it started to rain… and rain… and rain. We scrambled to the screened porch and I drew this view. When you paint in plein air, all kinds of things can happen but what I did not know was that my paints would all turn granular in this type of weather. Is it the paper reacting this way? Or it is it the paints?

To make a short story longer, I was out painting with Linda Drewry today as she does every Tuesday during the summer months (the schedule is on her website). Everyone is welcome, beginner or not, to enjoy the beautiful vistas and to paint with like-hearted people. Today we painted at Greenwood House in Hudson, Quebec and this house dates back from 1732 and was built by the coureurs des bois. We had the privilege of getting a guided tour of the house and the 5$ fee is well worth it to peruse the beautifully maintained grounds and house.

Paper: Pentalic Sketchbook
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Hudson, Québec, Canada