poetry and prose about place


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A few years ago, we took a vacation to les Îles de la Madeleines, also known as the Magdalen Islands, in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and part of the Province of Quebec.  We loved the ferry rides to and from the Islands, the endless white sand beaches, the artisans, and the demonstrations of wind sailing.  Most of all, I loved the colourful houses.  I always planned to try to capture the beaches and those houses in a painting.  I finally completed my tryptic called ‘washday #1’, ‘washday #2’ and ‘washday #3’.


June 9, 2015 'washday#1' Jane Tims

June 9, 2015 ‘washday#1’ Jane Tims


June 9, 2015 'washday#2' Jane Tims

June 9, 2015 ‘washday#2’ Jane Tims


June 9, 2015 'washday#3' Jane Tims

June 9, 2015 ‘washday#3’ Jane Tims


And the three together:

June 9, 2015 'washday'  Jane Tims

June 9, 2015 ‘washday’ Jane Tims


Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

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  1. This is stunning work, Jane! I only recently learned about the magic of triptychs during my photography lessons.

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    Christine Penhale

    June 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    • Hi. It’s interesting to paint in threes … Have to keep remembering the continuity between paintings. Hope you enjoy your classes! Jane

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      jane tims

      June 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm

  2. I don’t know if it’s intentional, but I find similarities to paintings I’ve seen by Edward Hopper.

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    Steve Schwartzman

    June 14, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    • I’ll look him up … Get back to you!


      jane tims

      June 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    • A great compliment .. I can see similarities in subject matter … His houses are much more detailed and exacting … Love the depiction of houses in landscape/coasts ape! Jane


      jane tims

      June 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm

  3. Dear Jane, Beautiful paintings!

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    Ellen Grace Olinger

    June 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm

  4. These are so beautiful, Jane. I love how you captured the wind in the drying laundry.

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    June 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

  5. Lovely, Jane!

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    Barbara Rodgers

    June 12, 2015 at 8:06 am

    • Hi Barbara. Thanks!! Jane


      jane tims

      June 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    • Hi Barbara… Thanks! I don’t seem to be able to leave comments on your blog, but I read them … Enjoy your photos of the seaside town in Norway, and hope your struggles with medicine side effects are paying off. Enjoy your day! Jane


      jane tims

      June 15, 2015 at 5:02 pm

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