Dominical painting :: Peinture dominicale

“An artist painting a picture should have at his side a man with a club to hit him over the head when the picture is finished.” 
― John Singer Sargent

We have had so many parties, family encounters and friend requests, that I have not had the time to paint as I have wished. So I told my husband today that painting was my priority for this dominical day. So here is a sketch of St. James Church in Hudson. Because I have not painted in 6 days, I felt quite rusty and my hand-eye coordination was off, as were my colours. In the hope of painting during this coming week to get the colours back in my eyes -) — I love this quote by Sargent… it represents well today’s painting, I was so happy to be painting that I overworked it and in some parts it has become muddy.

Les deux dernières semaines ont été tellement occupées par des partys, des rencontres de famille et des requêtes d’amis pour se voir que je n’ai pas pu peindre autant que j’aurais voulu. Donc en ce matin dominical, j’ai dit à mon chum que ma priorité était de peindre… même si je suis tout à fait rouillée et que les couleurs ne sont plus présentes dans mes yeux. -)

Paper: Travelogue Sketchbook
Colours: French Ultramarine, Alizarin Crimson, B. Orange, Raw Sienna
Fountain Pen: TWISBI Classic EF
Ink: Noodlers’ #41


Those eyes :: Ces yeux…

Drawing faces is my next challenge… so I started with the eyes. I am also letting you know that we are going to NYC… so I will probably not be able to post as we will be quite busy. I am going to see John Singer Sargent’s watercolour exhibit. Yeah! The exhibit will be at the Brooklyn Museum until July 28th, 2013 if you want to catch it.

Peindre des visages est mon prochain challenge… donc j’ai commencé avec les yeux. Je vous laisse savoir que nous partons pour NYC pour aller voir, entre autre, les aquarelles de John Singer Sargent. Si vous êtes intéressé à y aller, cette exposition va être présente au Musée de Brooklyn jusqu’au 28 juillet 2013. Yeah!

Colours: Payne’s Grey
Paper:  Trav•e•logue series artist journals by Hand•book Journal Co.
Size: 5.5″ x 5.5″

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A room with a view :: Chambre avec vue

In Cayo Largo they gave us a beautiful room with a sea view, a free upgrade. So this is the view.

I am very excited as my spouse and I have just booked our hotel for NYC as we are going to see John Singer Sargent’s Watercolor exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. If you have not heard of it, here is the link so that you can peruse it. This exhibit will close on July 28th and will move to Boston afterwards, so there is not much time left to view it.

Colours: Cobalt Blue, Mayan Blue, Aureolin Yellow, Raw Sienna & Burnt Sienna
Sketchbook:  Trav•e•logue series watercolor journals by Hand•book Journal Co.Size: 8.25″ x 8.25″