Shivering and Sketching On Rue St. Jean

It’s mid-July so when I went out the door on Wednesday I was wearing shorts, a t-shirt and a long sleeve shirt as a morning jacket of sorts.  With climatic disruption going on around the world, I’m going to have to pay closer attention cuz I was cold…cold…cold while sketching on rue St. Jean.

Rue St. Jean is a street full of great sketching subjects.  It’s also a tough place to sketch most of them because there’s lots of foot traffic and the sidewalks are fairly narrow.  The end result of this is that one must find a combination of sketching subject and a place to put one’s butt while you draw it if one is to be successful.

I found this scene across the street from one of the few benches along the street’s length.  In spite of being cold as I sketched, it was fun as several people stopped to chat.  I packed up and left as soon as I finished the ink drawing, not adding color until I got home and warmed up.  I really need to learn how to do watercolors as I swear this sketch looked better without it.

Quebec City: Rue St Jean - Billig's

Stillman & Birn Gamma (10×7), Namiki Falcon, De Atramentis Document Black

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  1. Tina says:

    Wish we could send you some of our heat — we’ve got it to spare this year! (Except today — we’ve finally got some rain to give the thirsty plants a break.)

    – Tina