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Up and Down the Mountain

July 15, 2016


Here’s a few more summer greens that have been on the easel recently.

Just a little sketchcrawl, up to the top of the mountain. That (above) is the back of the Mount Royal Chateau – not its most fancy view – but this week I picked the big trees over the glass city or the stone steps.


I met up with some painting pals and we hung out in the cemetery (as one does), and then wandered over to Monkland village.

By the end of the day the painting was getting more abstract, and more fun.

I’ve learned the trick about plein air painting in Montreal. You go when the weatherman says go :)


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Rita Cleary permalink
    July 15, 2016 11:14 AM

    Marc… I really like these vignettes, most especially the last one. I like the way you
    “suggest” things, rather than “color them in”. Even the windows: just a few–enough so that we get the idea. (Maybe that’s what I should be saying in my mind as I paint: just get the idea). I did a little painting yesterday and for me it wasn’t bad, BUT it’s too careful, so that it comes out looking like a coloring book page. I WILL get past this.

  2. July 15, 2016 4:14 PM

    Marc, it’s easy to say ‘just a little sketchcrawl’ i admire how you do that and producing carrying your easel around. They are great ones.

  3. Margaret Mankin permalink
    July 15, 2016 5:54 PM

    Hello Marc
    You’re so generous with your gems of knowledge and skill! I look forward to hearing about your adventures each week!

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