Hubert, a member of our Tuesdays group, arranged for us to sketch at the Morrin Center. This is an anglophone service center that holds lots of wine-drinking soirees and has a wonderful old library, with leather-covered tables, beautiful old railings and stairs, and an ambiance that can’t be beat. The building itself used to be a women’s prison and they’ve retained a couple cells in the basement in their original form. I think you could fit all the anglophones who live in Quebec City into this building and still have room for the wine (grin).
I decided to draw a bust that was sitting in front of one of the windows. It wasn’t a particularly good cast but I liked the guy’s beard and mustache, which gave me ample opportunity to drive my Pilot Falcon around in my Stillman & Birn Beta (8×10) softcover book. I’ve thought about adding some watercolor shading and may do that but I haven’t found the time. Sorry.