Monthly Archives: June 2016

:: Mont Calvaire ::

PAYS J’ai vu le soleil se lever dans tant et tant de pays je ne savais plus lequel était le mien le jour oscillait lampe incertaine dans ma nuit le rif le souk le môle la vallée millénaire bergers de … Continue reading

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Sunday Sketching, Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire on July 10th

“Nothing awakens us to the reality of life so much as a true love,” — Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother. On Sunday July 10th the Montreal Urban Sketchers  have been invited to a Picnic Vernissage Day at Stewart Hall’s Cultural Centre in Pointe-Claire. Stewart Hall … Continue reading

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Botanical Gardens :: Jardin botanique

Art happens — no hovel is safe from it, no prince can depend on it, the vastest intelligence cannot bring it about. — (James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1834–1903) Today the Urban Sketchers of Montreal were out strong even though the … Continue reading

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:: C2 Montreal ::

“What’s the use of falling in love if you both remain inertly as-you-were?” — Mary McArthy, writer & political activist, 1912–1989 Some USK Montreal sketchers were invited to paint/draw during a full day of C2 Montreal events.  C2 means “Commerce & … Continue reading

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:: Centennial Park ::

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. — Eugène Ionesco (1909-94), Romanian-French playwright  Went painting today with Linda Drewry & her companions & the danger of rain or thunderstorms did not seem to phase us. … Continue reading

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:: Rigaud Mountain ::

“Perhaps there is still time to take a stand for the Kingdom of Life; it needs defenders. Perhaps, mighty as its enemies may be, allies will come who are even mightier.” — Henry Beston Last night Rigaud residents were invited … Continue reading

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:: Value sketches ::

“Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees.” — Unknown author Here is the value sketch that I did for yesterday’s painting. This sketch uses the same colour but … Continue reading

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