:: Beautiful silent skies ::

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. (Hans Jean Arp)

When I want to see huge, beautiful skies there is one place to go in my region and it is just between Rigaud and St. Clet. The skies are always luminous, grand and silent as they stretch west towards the sunset surrounding St. Polycarpe and St. Telesphore! I must have painted this sky many times up to now and here it is an older post. There is always a sense of awe that chokes me a bit in front of these immense skies… an inner peace.

I have been cooped up in the house for the past four days as the flu has hit us… the sniffles, coughing, sneezing and nose blowing type of sessions where you just want to lie down and sleep, and when it is time to sleep, you are wide awake! Have you ever had this? In a sense my husband and I were well timed as it started one day apart from each other, so I did not feel guilty binging on Netflix.

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Journal 8″x5″
Colours: Burnt Sienna, Q. Rose, Raw Umber & French Ultramarine
Location: Route 201 between Rigaud and St-Clet, Quebec, Canada.


Hidden gem :: Bijou caché

There are things ye maybe canna tell me, he had said. I willna ask ye, or force ye. But when you do tell me something, let it be the truth. There is nothing between us but respect, and respect has rooms for secrets, I think — but not for lies.
— Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

It is not my aim to specialize in barns… but they are part of my environment and I do love them. So here is a small gem of barns that are quite beautiful, hidden under the mountain of Rigaud.

Ce n’est pas mon but de peindre que des granges… mais elles font partie de mon environnement et voici un bijou de grange qui est caché sous la montagne de Rigaud.

Paper: Larolan Sketchbook #10
Colours: French Ultramarine, Raw Sienna and Q. Burnt Orange
Fountain Pen: TWISBI Classic EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Gray