Église de Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, 2015
Acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus
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Pierre Roberge and his older brother, oddly enough with the same name, left Caen, France for adventure in the New World. After crossing the Atlantic and a brief stay at the Séminaire de Québec, the brothers settle on the l'Île-d'Orléans. It is where Pierre meets his wife, Françoise Loignon, and they pioneer a farm together with of 15 acres, 6 horned beasts, and a gun. On this wild island in the St. Lawrence River, they had 13 children. They must have been a motley crew heading to church on Sunday at Église de Saint-Pierre in the late 1600s-early 1700s. A piece of me comes from Pierre and Françoise as they are my 7th great-grandparents and this church connects me to them.
This painting would look best in a space that is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, beige, or wood.
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