Streetcars

 

Sunday 14. 10. 18 This is a new series showing the ride from Carole & Julia’s old house on Carlton St to Jason’s at Pape. I’m planning on turning them into a book. It is a combination of a B&W print and a watercolour.

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Studio day

Saturday 13. 10. 18 Another busy day in the studio working on Café St Georges and Fête de Victoire Parade plus I also drew in Picardie and worked on Bassin d’Arcachon.

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Le Marché aux Puces

Thursday 11. 10. 18 Back in the studio again and I’m trying to finish up some old ones and have started 2 new ones. It feels good. The is the flea market held every Sunday in Clermont.

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Bordeaux

Wednesday 03. 10 .18 We got back yesterday from our trip. After Flanders Fields we headed to Le Mans where we stayed the night and then went on down to Bordeaux where we stayed until yesterday with Marie-Pierre and Olivier. We managed to get all caught up with family news, saw Michele and had a great day out with M-P around the Bassin d’Arcachon. Today we have spent in Clermont with the morning at the marché. Carole heads back to Canada tomorrow.

 

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WW1

Wednesday 03. 10. 18 On 24 September Carole and I drove north to Belgium and Flanders Fields. We stayed at Poperinge which is near Ypres and explored a number of museums and sites in the area relative to when my grandfather was stationed there in September 1917. After some research we think we found where he was wounded in the Battle of Messines. We also found the site of the Hotel Trianon which had been converted to a hospital during WW1 and where he spent his convalescence and learnt to speak French! The top photos is Ravine Wood today where we think that he was wounded and the one below is the terrace of the hospital at Le Tréport.

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The Drawing Room

 

 

Saturday 08. 09. 18 I have just got back home after a week in London doing a workshop at the Drawing Room. What an amazing week! I can’t remember the last time I have been so excited. The teachers and the students were all wonderful and the atmosphere was really stimulating. Above are some works from the course. The top one was a project with Amalie Pica, drawing a familiar object, the next one with Lisa Brice and was of my feeling of vulnerabliity when I first entered the class full of women and the bottom was an exercise in tinting with Paul Noble using an 8H pencil.

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First drawing

Friday 10. 08. 18 I was looking through some old papers for the receipt for my canoe when I came across this drawing. It must be one of my first, done when I was 5.

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77

 

 

Monday 06. 08. 18 Today was my 77th birthday and Jason and Julia took me on a bike ride. First we went to the Power Plant and then over to Old Fort York. Lunch was along the lake and then we came back to Carole’s for a family birthday dinner with trifle – yummy!!!

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Merrickville

Friday 03. 08. 18 Just back from an exciting trip to see Martin and Beryl. Martin and I went into Ottawa and managed to get to the Cube Gallery, The National Gallery and The Table where Suzette was exhibiting. I also had lunch with Roy and Suzette at the Yellow Canoe. Plus we watched 8 episodes of Better Call Saul – busy times!

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House on Parliament

Saturday 28. 07. 18 Had lunch with Stan and Marg at the HOP yesterday. Bizarre seeing them in Toronto instead of Clermont.

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