Misty morning at St-André
This is already the fifth part of my travelogue. It was my last day of painting with Janis before she had to return to Ottawa.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Today was another fantastic day. Although it was warmer yesterday if you only look at the temperatures, it felt warmer today, because there was hardly any wind. Janis and I went to the old quay at St-André that the other three had found yesterday. At first I created an 8” x 10” oil painting of the l'Îlet, a little island slightly west of the old quay.
Then I painted the view towards the Parc de l'Ancien-Quai with the Monadnocks in the background. At that time the wind completely died down, which would have been great, if the mosquitoes had not appeared at the same time making it almost impossible to concentrate on painting - despite the use of mosquito repellent.
Janis and I decided on a lunch at the house. We sat in the Muskoka chairs in the garden and eat our lunch while looking at the St. Lawrence River. It was so relaxing that it was hard to get back on the road again.
As we still wanted to paint, we went to Rivière-Ouelle but were not really inspired by the scenery. Therefore, we turned back to Saint-Denis-De La Bouteillerie and drove from there down the Pointe-aux-Orignaux, where we painted the fishing hut, that we had already painted a couple of years ago. It was already 5pm, when we finally made our way back to the house. Nevertheless, we were the first ones back, but the others followed soon after.
Usually, each of us is responsible to cook one evening but as we were short of two participants, so we had planned to go out for dinner. However, as we still had so many leftovers, all five of us worked together in the kitchen to create an amazing frittata followed by a nice variety of ice cream flavours.
Due to Janis’ early departure tomorrow morning, we had our show and tell already tonight. Each of us had a lovely variety of works to show. It is always so much fun to look at each other’s works, and to figure out where they went to create the paintings. We have come here 9 years, and we still manage to find new and interesting spots to paint.
Next week, I will tell you about the last day in the Kamouraska. The time just flew by. If you enjoy my blog, please sign up for the automatic delivery of my blogs to your email inbox. This way, you will not miss a topic. Please feel free to share the content with family and friends who might enjoy the blog.