Friday, 31 January 2020

Well now, that was a long day. Up before 5 am to catch a train to Quebec City. A five plus hour train ride, four hours walking around vieux Québec taking photos, a couple of hours viewing and editing, followed by painting…phew no wonder I’m spent. Happily spent!

I was in my happy zone all afternoon, walking around taking pictures. Once the sun went down, I set up the tripod to take some long exposures.

People are so nice and friendly, and interested in what I was doing! I met a lot of nice people and practiced my French at the same time. The locals really seem pleased when you speak French with them, even if it’s terrible! I appreciated them continuing in French and not switching to English, like they do at home. They did add in a few English words if I was struggling to understand and their English was excellent!

I’m staying at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac right in old Town. What a place! I got lost trying to find my room. Thankfully someone came out of a closet somewhere and I got directions.

31/366 © WQuinn 2020

Now, tonight’s painting is…well, let’s just say I was really tired and not going to do a painting but convinced myself to do it.

Room service left me with a sweet flower, so I thought I’d paint it. The lighting in the room isn’t very good for painting, great ambience for a hotel room, not so much for a painting studio! I am going to add “glasses and vases” to my list of things to practice painting!

31/366 Painting of the day, 31 January 2020 © WQuinn

Alrighty then, that’s all I have left in me. I’m off to zZzz land. Back home tomorrow with lots of photos, fresh air, exercise, culture and a change of scenery!


Thursday, 30 January 2020

Out and about for dinner tonight. I finished my painting but not sure I’ll have a photo.

Funny story…well not really but hey… My paint brush, which I just loaded up with green paint, flew out of my hand, landed on the paper in two spots. I had to get a little creative to mask the spots. Can you tell where they are?

30/366 Painting of the day, 30 January 2020, © WQuinn

The large bird…and the middle grassy blob. I had no intention of adding either but…


Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Last night, as I dragged the bins to the road for garbage collection, I noticed a pinkish-reddish glow just above the tree line. I’m presuming it was light pollution which tends to be more noticeable on foggy, or low ceiling nights, like last night. I tried to paint it but it’s not at all what I had in mind.

Watercolour painting night sky with red tinge at Horizon and silhouetted trees
28/366 Photo of the day 28 January 2020 © WQuinn

Blue jay on platform feeder of sunflower seeds looking at camera
28/366 Photo of the day 28 January 2020 © WQuinn