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Snow in Mount Royal Cemetery

February 22, 2013

Right now, I really want to be out there painting big huge paintings. But February in Montreal is more like moleskine and pencil weather. Last Tuesday was overcast, fairly warm, (around -3c), with a strong wind – which meant we had perfect conditions for big fat flakes of snow sticking to every surface.

On these days every tree becomes a sculpture, and every sculpture becomes a ghost. A perfect day to park the car in the cemetery and do a slow, sustained drawing.13Feb19_MountRoyalCemetery

10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2013 11:16 PM

    So perfectly silent.

  2. February 23, 2013 7:22 AM

    You get a lot of mileage out of a pencil, my friend. This really says, “silence.”

    • marctaro permalink*
      February 23, 2013 11:18 AM

      Thanks Lee. It was a very quiet, calm day. I’m a big fan of drawing in the cemetery.

  3. February 23, 2013 9:19 AM

    How beautiful.

    • marctaro permalink*
      February 23, 2013 11:19 AM

      Hi Robyn! Nice to meet you.

  4. February 23, 2013 10:49 AM

    Well done!

    • marctaro permalink*
      February 23, 2013 11:15 AM

      Hi Cleto! Thanks for stopping by. Not so different from your ballpoint drawings hey? But I get to cheat in pencil :) Chipping out some of the snow with the eraser. Same idea tho – gradual buildup.

      • February 23, 2013 11:46 AM

        You know, after working with the ball point pen for some time, I went back to pencil in another sketchbook and it was like being let loose out of a cage. :) It was just the ease of getting tones with the pencil. I’ve been neglecting the pencil for too long.

        Would like to see more of your work.

  5. February 24, 2013 7:49 PM

    Great sketch, so much detail, but loose too. You know how to ‘get’ snow!

  6. December 1, 2016 1:28 PM

    Reblogged this on Caliban’s Hour.

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