In Quebec City, if you want to see growing, green, happy plants at this time of year, you’ve got to look for them inside and that’s exactly what Claudette, Yvan and I did on Tuesday. Claudette had a connection at one of the largest plant stores in the city and arranged for us to spend a couple hours sketching there.
So I don’t get caught up in the “was he really there?” disease that has hit Brian Williams and Bill O’Reilly recently, here’s a photo, taken by Yvan, of me sketching up a storm. Well, not really – I was actually sketching cactus but a guy’s got to exaggerate occasionally or he wouldn’t be a guy. Note that, even indoors, I had my coat on. And here’s the result of that old man scrubbing an Escoda travel brush over some Stillman & Birn paper.
After a short break I went hunting for something else to sketch. Lots of targets but eventually I chose this guy… wouldn’t you? I really wanted to buy him and take him home to our garden but as it’s under a mountain of snow, and I don’t really like gardens much, I decided the sketch would suffice.
In spite of the bitter cold outside, we had a great sketching day. I think the plants enjoyed the attention we gave them too.