Sketch # 5

As much as I’d like to move forward with this painting, my pace is that of a snail right now. It takes me time to assimilate what I observe and transform it into a painting.

Is it better than the first one? Maybe, but that is not the point. What matters is that I did several of those, and doing so, I had a deep conversation with the winter blues,
observing, learning and infusing my mind and hands with forms and colors..

Now, I will give this a rest, and let my memory absorb while I work on something else.

Here in Québec, life is quietly preparing for spring underneath the frozen soil, and so is my process right now. Patiently germinating.

Louise Jalbert, “Winter Blues, Study # 5”, 2018, Gouache on paper, 8 x 10 inches