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Vignette of a Room with a View :: Vignette d’un point de vue

As I get older, I seem to long for a room with a view… or many rooms with a view, from very high up, overlooking mountains and lakes, where you can look at the horizon and peruse. So here is … Continue reading

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Fierce Lizard

This fierce lizard or Gorgosaurus, is Tyrannosaurus Rex’s cousin. Even in the Redpath Museum, when looking at the bones that have been set together in restoration, it is a very fierce looking animal indeed. The colours that I used for this painting are New Gambodge, Mayan … Continue reading

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Irish Elk :: Wapiti géant

I drew this yesterday at the Redpath Museum and then had the time to paint it today (I took a photograph to remember its colours). The Irish Elk, also known as the Giant Deer or Megaloceros giganteus, was a giant of … Continue reading

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Redpath Museum

Today I joined the Montreal Urban Sketchers with one of my students, Emily, to paint there. There must have been at least 10 urban sketchers who gathered there and it is always a nice feeling to know that you are … Continue reading

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My new Mantra: Look longer, draw slower and be more observant

I have been experimenting with continual line contour drawing where the pen never lifts from the paper and not picking it up until I get to the very end. This forces me to look at the object, as it slows … Continue reading

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Boulangerie Paradis Neighbour

I am in awe…. I have started painting in a new stechbook which is handmade by Larolan in Sintra, Portugal. It cost me 28$ (Cdn) including the shipping, and it is wonderful (no import fees). The watercolour glides on the … Continue reading

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