Quebec City + April 18, 2014 =
Larry FINALLY gets to sketch outdoors!!
It warmed up all the way to 44F on Friday and there was little wind. I found myself sitting in front of the Quebec Parliament building and while the sketching was quickly done, it felt GREAT to be outdoors while sketching.
I started by drawing the right spire of the parliament building itself. I followed this with a lamp post and then did the sketch of a large fountain featured in front of the building. Done on cheap brown paper, the Lexington Gray feathered a bit, even when using my fine nib Pilot Prera but I was having so much fun that it hardly mattered.
I was cooling down but I did a very quick sketch of the St. Louis Gate, through which rue St. Louis passes into the old city. By the time I finshed, the 44F temp had taken its toll and I needed to move. Nevertheless, I officially decree that the Quebec City outdoor season has begun. The fact that it’s too cold to sketch outdoors today is irrelevant.