Last weekend I attended an annual event that brings portrait artists together in a park area in front of the Gallerie d’Art Magella-Paradis. This gallery, in association with the La Societé Artistique de Charlesbourg organized the event and Alain Fortier and Lucien Lanoie were the prime movers to make it happen.
And what a fun day it was. By my count there were a dozen or so portrait artists who drew each other and anyone else they could get to sit for them. René Chamberland even sketched me. With great company, in a great place, and with a dose of great weather, the day was pretty special.
I’m an urban sketcher, not a portrait artist but that didn’t keep my pen in my pocket. I did several sketches during the day, including these sketches of the artists doing what they do best. These were done in a small 3×5 sketchbook using J.Herbin 1670 ink. Is it urban sketching to sketch a portrait event? I think it is (grin).