Monthly Archives: June 2017

:: Sandy Beach, Hudson ::

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ― George Carlin Like every Tuesday during the summer about 10 plein air artists gathered at Sandy Beach today. No one was talking and everyone was concentrating … Continue reading

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:: Rigaud Mountain in summer ::

What has roots that nobody sees and is taller than trees? Up, up, up it goes, and yet never grows. — JRR Tolkien We had beautiful day, 21C with the sun shining on the plain and on the mountain… and … Continue reading

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:: Sowing clouds ::

Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. — Stephen R. Covey from the excellent blog The Painter’s Keys Even though the weather has … Continue reading

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:: Summer solstice ::

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. — James Dent In the beautiful Jack Layton Park in Hudson I sat at one of … Continue reading

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:: Both sides now ::

     Rows and floes of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds that way      But now they only block the sun They rain and snow on everyone … Continue reading

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:: Baie d’Urfé Town Hall ::

A distinction is made between artists who work directly from nature and those who work purely from imagination. Neither of these methods should be preferred to the exclusion of the other. Often both are used in turn by the same … Continue reading

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:: Dog days ::

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. — Emma Goldman We actually had a wonderfully hot, humid day that was accompanied by warm gusts of wind — so wonderful to feel the soft wind on … Continue reading

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:: All hushed and still within the house ::

All hushed and still within the house; Without – all wind and driving rain; But something whispers to my mind, Through rain and through the wailing wind, Never again. Never again? Why not again? Memory has power as real as … Continue reading

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:: Sketchbook Skool & Koosje Koene ::

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. — Greg Anderson Woke up this morning and to my surprise, I had a good night’s sleep (for those of you … Continue reading

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:: Just one of those days… ::

 “Is the moon or the sun more important?” and the answer is: “The moon gives us light at night when we need it. The sun only provides light in the day when we don’t. Therefore the moon is more important”. … Continue reading

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