Portraits In The Park

Last weekend I attended an annual event that brings portrait artists together in a park area in front of the Gallerie d’Art Magella-Paradis.  This gallery, in association with the La Societé Artistique de Charlesbourg organized the event and Alain Fortier and Lucien Lanoie were the prime movers to make it happen.

René Chamberland doing his thing.

René Chamberland doing his thing.

And what a fun day it was.  By my count there were a dozen or so portrait artists who drew each other and anyone else they could get to sit for them.  René Chamberland even sketched me.  With great company, in a great place, and with a dose of great weather, the day was pretty special.

Richard is drawing a lovely lady who volunteered to pose for him.

Richard is drawing a lovely lady who volunteered to pose for him.

Luceien Lanoie ran the 20-minute sessions and helped portrait artists as he walked around the area.

Lucien Lanoie ran the 20-minute sessions and helped portrait artists as he walked around the area.

Some of the artists taking a break to get something to drink and chat a bit.

Some of the artists taking a break to get something to drink and chat a bit.

I’m an urban sketcher, not a portrait artist but that didn’t keep my pen in my pocket.  I did several sketches during the day, including these sketches of the artists doing what they do best.  These were done in a small 3×5 sketchbook using J.Herbin 1670 ink.  Is it urban sketching to sketch a portrait event?  I think it is (grin).

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  1. Tina says:

    You bet it is! Great sketches.