Louise Bourgault

Pastellist Magog

Looking for beauty in the mundane

My art is centered on figurative painting, typically alla prima, with a specific focus on landscapes
and still lifes. Common objects, fruits and vegetables, wine, flowers, fields and woodlands all
become fixed in time, and the beauty of the subject and the colors can be highlighted. I am
fascinated by the impact of shadows and light on color, especially by the classical technique of
chiaroscuro. Subtle shades catch my attention, but the bright colors of nature delight me. In this
sense, I see myself as more a colorist than a tonalist. I continue to study, read, take classes and
workshops, and develop as an artist. Every day, art teaches me to see more clearly, a fascinating
and endless process.