The Artists Circle of the West Island, Montreal, Quebec, Le Cercle des Artistes de la Banlieue Ouest

Francine Lemaire,   rest in peace

Francine
Francine
Lemaire
Since 2004, I have been perfecting my knowledge of watercolours via critiquing sessions directed by Mrs. Barbara Simmons, artist. I learn to appreciate the transparency and luminosity, surrounded by a group of artists who are painting with various media. These meetings show me how to visualize differently, all variety of subjects, mostly by trials and discoveries, and a little help from friends.

I am part of the Artist’s Circle of the West Island, a Plein-air group, the Lac St-Louis Handicapped Club as well as the West Island Citizen advocacy.

Watercolour is a demanding medium that I love for its luminosity and softness. Painting offers me an escape and freedom. I am attracted to different subjects, including shorelines, flowers, houses and landscapes.
Échinacées
Coneflowers
10" x 14" Watercolour

After the Storm
10" x 14" Watercolour

Transparency and Brightness
10" x 14" Watercolour