A few weeks have past since the cold sunny days of the spring paint out at Les Éboulements. Since this outing I have thought often about the artistic works of Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888-1970). My first encounter with his works was a painting of sail boats painted on a card board poster which I thought of as good way to use up readily available material. I progressed quickly to looking at his other works; oil, watercolour, engraving and his innovative use of artist’s tools. Fortin painted the Charlevoix region landscape with bold exaggerated strokes showing the beauty of trees, mountains and skies. It is well worth a visit to look at his works.
Allison Robichaud sends me three paintings from the recent outing. Always true to his style he finds the spirit of Charlevoix.
Another watercolour sketch painted from the steep hill into Saint-Irénée, Qc