Sunday, March 14, 2010

The church before the rain


I usually make an effort to avoid talking or writing about the weather, but this year we have had an unusually short winter in Montréal, and now it feels more like the end of April than mid-March: there is no more snow in the streets and our sunny week came to an end with some showers. I managed to do this sketch of the church before the rain came. It was a very pleasant time that to spend with my daughter, a real urbansketcher-in-a-bud.

14 comments:

marancat said...

I love the way you have used just the one colour, quite a bright one, and yet have still managed to get such an excellent balance in your sketch.

Shirley said...

What a lovely drawing - next your daughter will need to scan and post her version with your! What a terrific way to bond.

Alex said...

yet another beautiful illustration. It may seem simple but at the same time it's got so much details and complexity. I love paintings like that! Great job with the perspective, and beautifully crafted skyline ^^

curiouscrow said...

Nice sketch and I love that sky

freebird said...

Great sketch. I love the style of it. Hope your sump pump is back in order now.

Minerva said...

Thanks for all your comments, I really appreciate them :)
Shirley, I'll ask her permission to post; Freebird: the plumber came this morning and we have a working pump!

Ramona Davidson said...

Lovely church. Great sketched detail. Good work.

nanke's stuff said...

Very nice combination of the simple and the complex. I love what you did with the sky - it really works! nancy

nanke's stuff said...

Very nice combination of the simple and the complex. I love what you did with the sky - it really works! nancy

donna said...

Very nice sketch. I love the sky!

Janene said...

Beautifully done! How wonderful that your daughter enjoys sketching too and is eager for more opportunities to do it!

bendelachanal said...

Beautiful sketch and love your choice of color for the sky. It is a nice surprise to read that you are in Montreal, if you hear about a sketch-crawl let me know please!

Ann said...

Wonderful sketch!

phthaloblu said...

Beautiful sketch! The only reason your winter was short was because I believe the earth's axis is tilted and we in the southeastern US are now where ya'll used to be. lol! I think it's great that you can spend time with your daughter doing what you both love to do. If you go back to sketch again, I'd love to see the results of that visit, too.