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Mount Royal Cemetary

February 26, 2012

Today was a rare winter treat. Cold, but brilliantly clear. Not something we get that often. We’ve just had a fresh 20 centimeter snowfall, along with some freezing rain. That combination creates a beautiful effect, snow clinging to the windward side of trees, huge icicles everywhere, windowsills and roof lines softened with stiff snowy blankets.

It seemed like a perfect day to visit the Mount Royal Cemetery.

I’m not a huge fan of winter, but I have to admit, it can show you an unmatched beauty. There were photographers and hikers on snowshoes passing by all day, enjoying the amazing transformation. This was about a 90 min sketch, done from the car. I’m glad my friend Shari introduced me to Urban Canadian Car Painting. I might not be so happy with the drawing, had I tried it ‘en plein air’.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2012 8:01 PM

    I love your cemetery. So glad I introduced you to car painting!

  2. Balaji permalink
    February 27, 2012 3:03 AM

    Your sketch is very attractive….in fact I find it more attractive than the reference photograph.

  3. February 27, 2012 4:57 AM

    You really embellished the original! A beautiful piece.

  4. Isabell Seidel permalink
    February 27, 2012 8:06 AM

    The sketch is much more beautiful than reality – that¨s art XD

  5. Adrian Kleinbergen permalink
    February 27, 2012 12:34 PM

    The winter scenery also uses up a lot less pigment.

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