Brooke O'Connell

More from Quebec

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Here are some of the paintings I have been working on.   Despite trying to wrap up my Ireland series, I have been busy working on these little paintings from my trip to Quebec.  This first one is from a look out where we stopped on Ile d'Orleans.  We climbed up a big wood tower to see this amazing view.  The sun was shining through the clouds behind us and lit up the fields.  It was beautiful.

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This painting is from a picture I took while driving alongside the St-Lawrence River towards Baie St-Paul.  The light seemed to make the wheat fields glow.

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This painting is inspired by a lovely spot where I spent some time doing watercolours.  We had noticed the path by our campsite and decided to check it out before leaving the area to head back home.  After hiking a couple kilometers we found a clearing that took us down to the water.  The beach was beautiful and desolate.  Nicole went off to find a spot to read, and I sat and painted.  The fog rolled in and out, at times making it impossible to see 15 feet in front of me.   The air was salty and fresh, and the sun warmed my back as I painted.  The only sounds came from the birds and the waves crashing on the rocks.  It was an amazing experience.

These paintings all measure 6" x 8"

Cheers, B