Monthly Archives: July 2018

:: Lieu historique national du Commerce-de-la-Fourrure-à-Lachine ::

Do not fail to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good.  — Cennino Cennini, 1370-1440 I was painting with my friend Chi … Continue reading

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:: Books on painting ::

Cast shadows provide an object with roots and stability and keep it from floating in midair. They are an important structural unit. They help describe the surface the object rests on. — David A. Leffel I have not been painting … Continue reading

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:: Flat Wash ::

All is lovely outside my house and inside my house and myself. — Winslow Homer I decided to play with flat washes today and here I went… but how could I just put in a sky and not put in … Continue reading

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:: Grand séminaire de Montréal ::

I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren’t neutral. — Laurie Anderson I met up with the Montreal Urban Sketchers yesterday at … Continue reading

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:: Stewart Hall ::

 “When love and skill work together — expect a masterpiece.” (John Ruskin) Another lovely day and a wonderful event was held today at Stewart Hall in Pte. Claire. The organizers do a very fine job and we are very grateful … Continue reading

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:: Sunday Sketching Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire on July 8th :: Dimanche le 8 juillet à Stewart Hall, Pointe-Claire ::

On Sunday July 8th the Montreal Urban Sketchers  have been invited to a Picnic Vernissage Day at Stewart Hall’s Cultural Centre in Pointe-Claire. Stewart Hall is situated in a gorgeous historic mansion and is a unique cultural venue located on the bank of Lake Saint-Louis. It is an absolutely stunning spot to … Continue reading

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