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washday

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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’.

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June 9, 2015 'washday#1' Jane Tims

June 9, 2015 ‘washday#1’ Jane Tims

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June 9, 2015 'washday#2' Jane Tims

June 9, 2015 ‘washday#2’ Jane Tims

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June 9, 2015 'washday#3' Jane Tims

June 9, 2015 ‘washday#3’ Jane Tims

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And the three together:

June 9, 2015 'washday'  Jane Tims

June 9, 2015 ‘washday’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

gates and wirescape (day 38-40)

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On Day 38 to Day 40 of my virtual bike trip along the Cornwall coast,  colourful houses and storefronts caught my eye …

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Map Day 38 to Day 40 b

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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7-38  October 8, 2013  25 minutes  3.0 km  (Penopal to south of Mylor Bridge)

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As usual, I also loved the gates I ‘saw’ along the way. The gate below, on the road to Mylor Bridge, had shaped posts.  When I painted them, however, they looked like milk bottles, so I squared them off.  I took other liberties with this one as well …

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7-38

inspiration for ‘gate on Carclew Road’ (image from Street View)

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October 12, 2013  'gate on Carclew Road'   Jane Tims

October 12, 2013 ‘gate on Carclew Road’ Jane Tims

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7-39  October 11, 2013  35 minutes  3.0 km  ( south of Mylor Bridge to Mylor)

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The houses in Mylor Bridge are quite colourful, so I stopped to paint this row.  Painting the wire overhead takes a steady hand and concentration …

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7-39

inspiration for ‘houses in Mylor Bridge’ (image from Street View)

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October 12, 2013   'houses in Mylor Brdge'   Jane Tims

October 12, 2013 ‘houses in Mylor Brdge’ Jane Tims

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7-40  October 13, 2013  30 minutes  3.0 km  (Mylor to Flushing)

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More colourful houses caught my eye as I ‘biked’ along the Penryn River near Flushing.  The purple pigment would not cooperate so the tumble of flowers ended up red in the painting!  …

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dooryard in Flushing

inspiration for ‘dooryard in Flushing’ (image from Street View)

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October 14, 2013  'dooryard in Flushing'  Jane Tims

October 14, 2013 ‘dooryard in Flushing’ Jane Tims

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The scene below is from somewhere along the streets of Falmouth, just across the Penryn River from Flushing.  I loved the colourful houses and storefronts but after I had painted the scene, I could not find the image in Street View.  I wonder what the woman in the painting would think if she knew she was the star of my Blog today! …

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October 14, 2013  'side walk'   Jane Tims

October 14, 2013 ‘side walk’ Jane Tims

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