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Here is my latest new watercolour. It's an image based on a photo I took of Montreal just as spring was around the corner while I was dropping my last watercolour off for the exhibition. It's quite rare to go up on Mont Royal and look through the trees while they bare no leaves; it was somewhat jarring. The blueness of the shadowy trees in contrast to basically my last painting, as I saw it in my head in that moment, was my inspiration for this image. This was a difficult painting: colours couldn't overlap, twisting shapes, detailed buildings to pencil, hours of penciling, mistakes with colour choices. However, I really felt like I was working through this painting the way I used to several years back, which I think is part of what gave me older art more energy, mystery, and freshness. I don't know, what do you think?

Montreal from Mont Royal through Winter TreesPartner image to Montreal from Mont Royal during Sunset. Watercolour on watercolour paper. 12"x17.5". ~2015 Featured in "Emboss Magazine - Vibrance Issue 2".

Prints will be added soon after.

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So, it's no secret - here it is. This is the painting at the Draw Me a Mountain // Dessine-moi une montagne Exhibition. It is now available as a print/product on Society 6, as well. Please see the previous entry for details on the exhibition, but it is essentially happening all of this month at the Smith House, Mont Royal.

Here are also some works I either forgot to post, or forgot to photograph, or I just can't find on here anywhere.

This is a 3-hour watercolour I did at a UQAM figure drawing session.

The following is a piece I did many years ago in 2008. I never photographed it. It was photographed today. It's a mixed-media piece that took many, many hours of work. It's based on a photograph - a selfie in a pre-selfie age. It's ink, acrylic yarn, and a cut-out out of Fabriano paper on a coffee-stained, heavy watercolour paper.

Unlike most of my work, this piece is not for sale unless you can convince me to part with it, and because it has minor cat damage. It'll be worth more when it's part of art history and an art restorer gets their hands on it.

Drawing 24"x24". ~2008" />Drawing 24"x24". ~2008" />

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I'm very excited to inform everyone that a new watercolour I just finished last month will be in the Draw Me a Mountain / Dessine-moi une montagne at the Smith House atop of Mont Royal, Montreal, Quebec.

Je suis ravie d’informer tout le monde que une de mes nouvelles aquarelles seront dans l’exposition Draw Me a Mountain / Dessine-moi une montagne à la Maison Smith au sommet de Mont Royal, Montréal, Québec.

WHEN//QUAND: Every weekend during May - 12pm-4pm. // Chaque fin de la semaine de mai, entre 12hrs à 16hrs.

WHERE//OÙ: Smith House//Maison Smith, 1260 Chemin Remembrance, Montreal, QC H3H 1A2

PRICE//PRIX: Free // Gratuit

There is also an event on May 24 everyone is invited to, information below. Il y aura un événement auquel tout le monde est invités, l’information au-dessous (je manque la version française) :

"May 24, 2015 marks the 139th anniversary of Mount Royal Park. Les Amis de la montagne and Urban Sketchers Montreal invite you to participate in a day of outdoor drawing and painting on Mount Royal. Meeting place: Smith House at 10 am. A lunch break is scheduled at noon – bring your own lunch or dine at the Café des Amis – after which drawing and painting resumes through the afternoon. Finally, at 3:30 p.m., all participants are invited to join us at Smith House in the exhibition space for a glass of wine and an opportunity to view and share your achievements of the day. We look forward to the pleasure of your company on May 24."

Where is my painting? Well, you'll have to go see it! No, I will post it after/during the exhibition. // Où est ma peinture? Donc, vous devez aller la voir. Mais non, je vais la poster après ou pendant l’exposition.