Summer 2020

The summer like no other is here. The pandemic has changed our lives here in Quebec. As working artists, we continue our usual routine of spending hours in our studio. At this time, I am making slight changes to some paintings because of a gift from Arovita Paints, Aylmer Qc. In the box were oil tubes of King’s Blue Deep, Violet Grey, Vaucluse Gold Ochre, Arovita Red, Arovita Vermillion and Vert Monte-Carlo. Thank you Fred, these colours compliment my landscapes.


Birds of a Feather, oil on canvas, 30×30, 2020

The above painting has been in my studio for sometime. The blue and grey violet paints were an incentive to complete it. The motto is to ” be strong, be confident and be kind”

A few pictures of my studio 2020.

studio, summer 2020

studio wall 2020


Spring 2020

I enjoyed daily sketching in Mexico this winter and returned without incident and before the serious threat of Covid-19 in Canada. Since then I have found it difficult to sketch or paint in my studio. Quickly, I realized I need to feed my imagination by sketching outside my home studio.  I did sketch daily in Mexico at the market, beaches or the urban area. Here are some of my watercolour on paper.


Bicycle Vendor, Enjoying a drink at the beach, Dry dock for boats, watercolour, Puerto Escondido, Mx


watercolour sketches Puerto Escondido, Mx

Local church, Fish Market, watercolour, Puerto Escondido, MX


Boat for rent, Butcher shop, watercolour, Puerto Escondido, Mx


My watercolour sketches, Mx 2020

My gallery wall, watercolour sketches, Puerto Escondido, Mx

Since returning home these are paintings I retouched and changed in small or moderate ways. I tried painting new canvas but nothing was happening so I looked at some painting in my studio and found ways to improve them.

Sunset, oil, 30×30, 2020


Spring along the ridge, oil, 36×24, 2020


Low Tide, oil, 30×30, 2020


Here in Quebec we are slowly returning to some normality with some schools opening later in May and other businesses slowly being introduced gradually It has been a sad time with covid-19 high fatality rate in our senior homes, our health workers and staff endangering themselves to this virus and the restriction for us to stay home.

Life after a Solo exhibition

Thanks to my friends, family and clients who visited my solo exhibition at the Two Barn Owls Gallery, Hudson, Qc. I appreciate their support and continued purchases. It was rewarding to have feedback from visitors at the gallery about my art activities on my website and instagram@lidenis.

Presently, I am continuing to work daily in my studio, follow life drawing sessions and occasionally sketch out doors until the big freeze

Two Barn Owls Gallery, Hudson, Qc 2019


Two Barn Owls, Hudson, Qc 2019


life drawing


Sketch Hudson Village, watercolour&gouache, 2019

Fall 2019

This summer we visited Hunts Point, Nova Scotia. I did some watercolour sketches from our small rented cottage on the harbour. The harbour was quiet with lobster season closed but the scenery of moored boats and mixture of old wooden buildings and new aluminum was picture perfect.

Hunts Point, NS, watercolour on Arches paper

Harbour Buildings, Hunts Point, NS, watercolour on Arches paper

Nearby were restaurants, cafes and general shopping in Liverpool. The Hunts Point Market and Cafe across the street was especially appreciated for coffee and croissants in the morning.

This fall I will have a solo exhibition at Galerie Two Barn Owls, Hudson, Quebec, 420b Main from October 3 until 12th. The gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5. The vernissage will be Friday October 4 from 4-7, please come and enjoy.

Summer 2019

Until July 30 my oil paintings are on display at the Hudson Community Centre, 394 Main, Hudson, Qc. Usual business hours are followed but please check with office if you want precise hours 450- 458- 6699 or The paintings are from 2006 until 2019, most of them have not been outside my studio with a few exceptions. They are all unframed. There are 3 vertical panels of 48 inches by 24.

Mustard Fields,oil, 48×24, 2008

Pond Floral 1, oil, 48×24, 2019

Pond Floral, 2, oil, 48×24, 2019

There are 5 paintings, 30×30.

Shoreline Kamouraska, oil, 30×30, 2011


Late Spring Woodland, oil, 30×30, 2019


March Madness, oil, 30×30, 2019


Winter Woodland, oil, 30×30 2019


Pond Reflections, oil, 30×30, 2019


View from Ridge Road, oil, 30×30,