Last week Yvan told me of a group, the Artistes du Parc, who were meeting at a large park, Domain Maizeret, and that he was going there to sketch with them. They are a watercolor group and I tagged along. We had a great time in spite of the heat wave.
When we arrived there was only one person there. She was painting the large community building that’s the centerpiece of the park. It turned out that she was the organizer, Denise Bujold. Denise is a bubbly, enthusiastic person whose personality says “Join us, we’re about to have fun.” I now have a brochure with a schedule of another half a dozen events that she has planned. If you look up the word organizer in a dictionary you might find her picture. Yippee!
Yvan and I did the sketcher thing, which was to wander around, looking for something to draw and then we proceeded to ignore one another for the next hour or so. I went to the other side of the large building and decided to draw the scene shown below, mostly because there was a good patch of shade where I could plunk my butt on my stool and draw. Here, courtesy of Denise, is a photo of my fat self doing just that, or rather faking that I was painting because by then I had finished. I don’t normally have a big, silly grin on my face when I draw but heck, she was taking my picture. Ya gotta smile for the camera.
I’ve got to do something about that tiny tripod stool though. It’s really hard for me to sit down and even harder to get up. I’m convinced that some day I won’t be able to (grin)
I did get to meet another person who came to the event, Nicole. I suspect that most stayed away because this was in the middle of our heatwave and by then we were all hearing about the people dying because of it. Still, it was a great day and the beginning, I hope, of a new sketching/painting relationship.