Artistes Des Parcs Visit Domain Cataraqui

Denise Bujold is doing an amazing job of organizing events for us to attend.  While most art groups are held together by the love of a particular medium or way of working, this one is held together with smiles.  It seems everyone is working in a different medium, some carry easels, others tripod stools.  But everyone shows up with smiles on their faces and that’s all we need.

This week we assembled at Domain Cataraqui, which at one time was a huge estate.  I guess it’s still a huge estate but now it serves several purposes, most central of which is a cooking school.  For a sketcher, there is a large cluster of unique architecture and gardens that are all surrounded by forest.  Oh…and it’s quiet, one of my favorite things.

Yvan and I arrived a bit early and we chose an area to start sketching.  I decided to do a larger sketch of a view of the building complex and because I’m slower than molasses as a sketcher, it took me until lunch to complete it.

Everyone else had set up and were painting on the other end of the estate so I headed up there to take part in the smiles, some chit-chat, and maybe some lunch.  It was a gorgeous day and sitting in front of a multi-million dollar mansion just felt right.

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  1. Alan Norsworthy says:

    This is so well done Larry !
    It’s good to see you out and about once more too !

    • Thanks for the kind words, Alan. Who would have guessed that location sketching could be an extreme sport. I’m figuring out differences in approach and tolerances for pain and so I’m managing to get out more often. Hopefully, by next summer I’ll have a fancy new knee and with any luck, some solutions to my arthritis. Until then I just grimace, say ouch sometimes, and carry on 🙂

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