June Sketchcrawl at Galerie Louise-Carrier in Levis


Our next monthly sketchcrawl (June 19) should be fantastic.  We’re holding it in conjunction with an event that’s held every other year at Galerie Louise-Carrier in Levis.   In addition to the gallery’s exhibition of nature artworks, the artists of those works will be on site and other activities will take place in a park area next to the gallery.

I went two years ago and they had art demonstrations, acrobats, activities for kids, and a woman doing trick horse riding.  It was a real circus atmosphere and very much a target-rich environment for sketchers.  if you’re interested in drawing architecture, the entire neighborhood can be your playground as the gallery is in the older part of Levis and the architecture is stunning.

2013-06-24YvanBreton_smYou can get more information on the event from the Croquistes de Quebec website or the Louise-Carrier gallery website.  Whatever you do, don’t miss this one.  Bring a lunch, your pointy devices and some paper and be prepared for a great day.

Ferns In Captivity

I live on a part of the Earth where you can go into forests and find wild ferns hanging out as part of the forest understory.  So much so, in fact, that fern leaves, before they’ve unrolled, are collected and sold as Fiddlehead greens in our grocery stores during late spring.  This is novel to a guy who grew up in Arizona.

Of course you can also find them kept in captivity, kept by those with greener thumbs than mine.  There were a bunch of them in the same place as the Chinese statues I talked about in my last blog post and I drew one of them as they live in really nice clay pots.  I should have posted the sketch with the statue sketch but I forgot all about it.  I post it here to make up for that omission.

Stillman & Birn Delta (8x10), Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

Stillman & Birn Delta (8×10), Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black