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Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

November 7, 2010

[Watercolor on Canson 140lb cold press block, 2 hrs]

Headed downtown today to get the first serious urban sketch in Montreal. I’ve been making mental notes of all the incredible architecture around town. There are so many great places. If anyone has some favorite locations, let me know!

Now that it’s November, the light doesn’t last very long; and it’s kind of nippy out there. Was 5°C/36°F today. So it’s *possible* to sketch – with enough layers of clothing – but the color doesn’t want to dry for you. The pools of water just sit there trembling in the cold while the sun goes down at double speed.

This is apparently a scale model of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – so I suppose I could use my drawing for both places. Though if I was in Rome, it probably wouldn’t be this cold.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2010 7:51 AM

    Hello Marc,
    i enjoy your sketches very much,
    and i would like to post some of them in our art blogue on http://www.mymoleskine.ru
    it is sort of magazine about all kinds of visual art, mainly sketches, drawing and illustration.

    Are you agree? )

    Thank you in advance! )

    Sincerely
    KB

    • November 8, 2010 8:02 AM

      Sounds good to me! Nice to meet people in RU :)
      ~m

  2. Casey Melton permalink
    November 11, 2010 8:25 PM

    To me this is very impressive plein air style. thanks for posting I really enjoy your architectural works.

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