— Donated to JACFA —
I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed… equally well. — Johann Sebastian Bach
They say that Johann Sebastian Bach worked at least 60 hours a week on his music. Pablo Picasso painted 18 hours a day. If you wish to excel in something, you just need to get going and do it -) I had promised my union JACFA that I would paint two watercolours for them… and here is the second one.
I went to Hachem’s today that opened last November in Vaudreuil and they have a wonderful array of watercolour paints and many more items. The only thing that I found lacking was the quality of watercoloru brushes… they have many low end brushes, but not many high ends. What I was looking for was another brand of Cerulean Blue as I have not been happy with the Winsor & Newton brand nor the Daniel Smith brand as they are very granular (some prefer that granular quality). I bought a Holbein and Sennelier version of these paints today and I am happy, even sooo happy, with the Sennelier version. The Holbein is quite respectable too and much less expensive. So if you would like to see how the Cerulean blue mixes well with other paints you can see it on the side of the tent, in its full glory.
Paper: Arches CP
Colours: Q. Gold, Q. Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna & French Ultramarine
Location: Drawn on location in Ste. Anne de Bellevue and painted in Rigaud