I was supposed to meet sketching buddy Fernande at the Nouvelle-France festival but she wrote to say that it was supposed to rain and that maybe it would be better to go to the aquarium. I said ok, that I’d meet her there but that I bet it wouldn’t rain.
It rained. I was wrong – again. At least I’m consistent. When I arrived it was raining and Fernande had not yet arrived. I went to the main aquarium building sat in the corner of the foyer and sketched an outdoor scene through the window. One of the really great things about our aquarium is that there is a lot to sketch outdoors when weather permits and an equal amount of stuff to sketch indoors if it rains, even if you don’t think it will.
Once Fernande arrived we started wandering indoors, looking for sketching opportunities. Unfortunately, we chose the same day to visit as a convoy of school buses full of kids. The place was packed, prohibiting us from being able to sketch without being trampled. After a while we decided that eating lunch was the solution. And so we did.
In this case the virtue of patience was rewarded. The school buses packed up, the crowds thinned out, and we found something to sketch.
By this time, though, I was getting tired so I chose a small subject – a seahorse.
We’re heading back Monday for another session.