Our next sketchcrawl should be a lot of fun. It will also be warm, something that’s hard for us to achieve during the Quebec winter. Yvan has arranged for us to gather at the Artothèque de la bibliothèque Gabrielle Roy. This is the art collection owned by the Quebec library system. They have agreed to host us, provide a room, and maybe even some easels to hold art while we draw from it. We’ll meet on Sunday, February 12th at 9:30 on the second floor of the Gabrielle-Roy library. You can get details on the Croquistes de Quebec website.
Yvan and I went there last week to see how things would work out and we had a ball. Drawing from the work of other artists is a time-honored way of learning and I do it a lot, mostly by drawing pieces of sketches of sketches I like in an attempt to understand how the artist made the marks and what they were thinking when they did it.
On this day, however, I hopped a train to fantasyland. Instead of my normal fountain pen tool, I picked up a brush. I did a watercolor portrait, based upon a painting by Marie Leberge. The work itself violated my detail-oriented approach and certainly, my lack of skill with watercolor and brush showed through. Even so, I had a ball doing it and learned a lot. I sure missed my pen, though (grin). Anyways, be at this sketchcrawl. We’ll have fun.