July Croquistes De Quebec Sketchcrawl

A month ago I wrote about sketching at Jardin botanique Roger-Van den Hende.  That incredibly long name is attached to a very large arboretum that is a really, really great place for a sketcher.  And this month’s sketchcrawl, organized by the Croquistes de Quebec was held at this little piece of heaven.

What was fun this Sunday was that in addition to a dozen sketcher, we shared the arboretum with a group of watercolorists and another group of people doing crochet.  If that weren’t enough, a large group of students came to the garden.  They were a group of French immersion students who were on a mission to use their vocabulary to talk about plants and flowers.

All of this is to say that I did a lot more talking than I would at most sketching sessions and so my sketching time suffered.  Still, I found a place that was out of the crowds and I plunked myself down in front of this neglected potting shed and drew it.

Stillman & BIrn Alpha (5.5x8.5), Esterbrook J2048, DeAtramentis Document Black

Stillman & BIrn Alpha (5.5×8.5), Esterbrook J2048, DeAtramentis Document Black

We had some new people at this sketchcrawl and so there was a lot of sketchbook sharing so we could get to know one another better.  This is one of my favorite things about sketchcrawls and they seemed to enjoy it as well.

Stillman & Birn Alpha (5.5x8.5), Esterbrook J2048, DeAtramentis Document Black

Stillman & Birn Alpha (5.5×8.5), Esterbrook J2048, DeAtramentis Document Black

It was getting late when I sat down to draw some lilies.  I only got the ink drawing done by the time it was time to leave.  I thought I’d show you that as well as the sketch after I added some color to it at home.  Do you ever get a chance to sketch in botanical gardens?

2016-07-17-57lilies

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  1. Pat Roberson says:

    Beautiful, Larry! Your sketches brighten my day.