Tag Archives: Montréal

:: Église St-Enfant-Jésus du Mile End ::

“There is no such thing as an amateur artist as different from a professional artist,” wrote Paul Cezanne, “There is only good art and bad art.” The Montreal Urban Sketchers were out sketching out today and the weather was beautiful, … Continue reading

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Boy oh Boy

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso Boy oh Boy was finishing this painting difficult… I painted it three times, without much success. This got me thinking… why is it that this painting’s mystery could not … Continue reading

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Dominical Dim Sums :: Dim sum dominical

L’expérience est une lanterne que l’on porte sur le dos et qui n’éclaire jamais que le chemin parcouru — Confucius While dim sum (literally meaning: touch the heart) was originally not a main meal, only a snack, and therefore only … Continue reading

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Vintage Opera Glasses :: Lunettes pour l’opéra

When I was very young my mother, who has a fabulous alto voice, would go to the opera in Montreal with my father. She would put on beautiful dresses and bring these wonderful opera glasses… all clad in mother of … Continue reading

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Indian Sculpture :: Sculpture indienne

Yesterday was my second watercolour class with a great teacher, Marc, and here is his BLOG if you would like to know a bit about him. This course takes place at SynStudio on St. Catherine street in Montreal, Québec, Canada. … Continue reading

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Still Life :: Nature morte

I have an interesting story to tell you. Yesterday I went to my first watercolour class in Montreal and we were about 12 people there. A person that I had never met in my life came up to me and … Continue reading

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Urban Sketchers Workshop in Old Montreal

This morning we regrouped 30 urban sketchers coming from the USA, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. We started in Old Montreal and then moved onwards to the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, which has such a beautiful name and … Continue reading

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Patient Peonies :: Pivoines patientes

On Friday I stopped at the Atwater Market, my favourite market in Montreal.  They always have beautiful cut flowers at a very good price. Painting flowers is difficult for me, and I have to be very patient… there are many … Continue reading

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The Angel :: Monument George-Étienne Cartier

Today the Urban Sketchers of Montreal regrouped and we were a happy gang of people. The sun was out, the tam tams were drumming and the feeling was just good. Sketchers are really nice people ;-) And I actually found … Continue reading

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