There are hints that we may be starting to slide towards warmer temperatures but unless 34F is warm to you, they’re not here yet. And I’m getting desperate. I sit at home, trying to get a mental picture of what I might see if I were looking out windows from various places I can access around town.
And so it was as I hopped a bus and headed to rue Cartier, a classic shopping/restaurant street. At the end of a small indoor shopping complex is one of the best burger restaurants in town. They make real burgers with lots of imaginative toppings. And they have tables, next to windows, that look out on what is a large garden area associated with a historic house. I knew I could see something to draw from one of those windows, though the garden itself would be completely covered in snow.
Here’s what I came up with. Lots of snow, which is the common state of all scenes in Quebec City right now, but I was in a warm building, sitting in the sun, and I was sketching. What more could a guy want.
This was done in a Stillman & Birn Beta (6×9) sketchbook using a Namiki Falcon (alias Pilot Falcon, which some are now calling a Pilot Elabo), and De Atramentis Document Black ink. With any luck at all, spring may arrive before the summer solstice.