The great thing about the Gaz-O-Bar in Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis is that it seems to be a gathering spot for the whole village. People come to fill up their cars for sure, but I also loved the three guys who sat on a red bench and chatted for the whole time I painted. And they seemed to know everyone else who dropped in too. Not sure where this village is? Look for the Gaspé Peninsula on a map of Quebec. Follow route 132 right around to the northernmost part of the peninsula. You’ll find it just after Mont-Saint-Pierre and just before L’Anse Pleureuse.

19 Comments on “Gaz-O-Bar”

  1. Rosemary Clappison says:

    Just a quick word to say how much I appreciate being on your email list. I especially enjoy seeing your view and your interpretation. Thank you so much for generously sharing. big fan Rosemary



  2. karim waked says:

    Got to love that name « Gaz-O-Bar » I believe I have photos of Trucks with that name from the region taken many moons ago.

    I’m sure you’ll love this part if Quebec and want to go back again. I know I do!

    Vive les vacances !

    514 9944433


    • Karim, we had such a wonderful week. We will certainly go back again now that we know all the beautiful spots. So glad we had this opportunity to explore the region. Maybe next time I’ll paint all the Gas-O-Bars!


  3. Betsy says:

    That’s a long way!


  4. jeanne1937 says:

    I admire your ability to take a scene like this which really doesn’t look like much in the photo and create that gorgeous painting from it!


  5. Marilyn Hansen says:

    I love your painting better than the real thing (photo)! It is so much more alive and interesting!!


  6. Northern Traveller says:

    Ah, the beautiful Gaspe….!


  7. Places like this are the hearts of the small towns. Nicely done!!


  8. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening dear friend Shari,
    Very beautiful sketch and also knowledge sharing.
    Rgds & blessings


  9. Se visualiza mejor el lugar con tu acuarela que con la foto, extraordinario….

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  10. Lynn Holbein says:

    Your painting is so much more interesting than the actual scene!


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