Mon Village Restaurant & Pub… and Cobalt Blue

This rustic restaurant is a treat for the eyes and soul… it is packed seven days a week and has excellent food. A farm that was owned by the Seigneur de Lotbinière, it was bought in 1829 by the Thomas Parsons family, who had just arrived from Cumberland, England. In those years, Hudson Village was named the Cavagnal Concession. Rich people settled in Cavagnal along the Ottawa River (known as the Outaouais River nowadays) and the poorer immigrants settled in Côte St. Charles.

Ce restaurant rustique est plein à tous les jours de la semaine. Originalement une ferme détenue par le Seigneur de Lotbinière, elle fut achetée en 1829 par la famille de Thomas Parsons, arrivant de Cumberland, Angleterre. Dans ces années le village de Hudson était nommé la Concession Cavagnal et les immigrants aisés prenaient résidence le long de la rivière Ottawa (maintenant nommée la rivière Outaouais) et les plus pauvres prenaient résidence le long de la Côte St- Charles. La famille de John Hodgson est arrivée en 1819.

Today when I was painting I did something that was different. I decided to paint with a Cobalt Blue theme… meaning that ALL of my colours were mixed with some amount of Cobalt Blue in it. I find that the colours seem to be connected together, giving the painting a sense of unity.

Paper: Stillman & Birn
Watercolors: Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton
Pen: Carbon Ink Pen, EF.