A popular place in Quebec City is Bassin Louise, the sheltered harbor area where people keep their sailboats and mini-yachts. There’s also a large market complex that is popular with tourists and locals alike. And that’s where our sketching group was on Tuesday morning. We’re finally getting decent sketching weather so we’re taking advantage of it.
This is a view I’ve wanted to sketch for a while. It’s nothing special but the trees frame up a group of building shapes that has always attracted my eye.
Sometimes I’m attracted by a shape, sometimes a texture. Unlike a lot of artists, I’m not driven to find “great scenes” but rather I like things that look like they’d be fun to draw. I think this sketch illustrates this point. I was walking along the harbor and found the sacks that cover furled sails create an interesting draped fabric shape and I thought they’d be fun to draw one… and so I did. Ain’t sketching fun?