Winter Building Sketching

I’m desperate.  I really am a building sketcher and winter sends me indoors, to museums, concerts, etc.  Not many buildings to be found inside buildings.

This is a view if you sit on the second floor of the McDonalds on St. Jean St. in old Quebec, McCafe in hand.  Stillman & Birn Alpha 4x6), Platinum Carbon pen, Platinum Carbon ink

This is a view if you sit on the second floor of the McDonalds on St. Jean St. in old Quebec, McCafe in hand. Stillman & Birn Alpha 4×6), Platinum Carbon pen, Platinum Carbon ink

But when there’s a will, there’s a way, at least in a limited fashion.  If one is lucky, one can sit by the window in a coffee shop and sketch the outdoors.  I searched a bit and got lucky.  Here’s a couple small sketches I did while looking out of windows.  I’m ready for spring.  How about you?

This one was hard to do as I had to lean over a bench and a heater so I could look out a small window in the old jail that's now associated with the art museum in Quebec City.  It was to see and balance sketchbook at the same time.  Stillman & Birn Alpha (4x6), Platinum Carbon pen.

This one was hard to do as I had to lean over a bench and a heater so I could look out a small window in the old jail that’s now associated with the art museum in Quebec City. It was to see and balance sketchbook at the same time. Stillman & Birn Alpha (4×6), Platinum Carbon pen.

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  1. Pat says:

    Great to see your sketches of buildings again!

    • These weren’t much and done with an acrobatic flair that made them more ‘sketchy’ than most of my building sketches but it was a ‘taste’ 🙂

      Cheers — Larry

  2. Tina says:

    I hear ya! Self-portraits and still lifes are just not cutting it. But you found a great way around the annoyance of winter!

    • Hee…hee. Glad I’m not alone in this frustration. Last year our museum was full of stuff to sketch. This winter the pickings has been much slimmer and thus the winter has been much longer. I really am a street sketcher at heart.

      Cheers — Larry