Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Sunday




We had a quiet Easter Sunday at home: church in the morning, homemade brunch, and lots of sketching by the Lakeshore Cultural Centre in Pointe-Claire, a West Island suburb of Montreal. My daughter and I packed a box of drawing supplies (sketchpads, watercolors, markers, brushes, pencils...) and sat on a bench overlooking the lake. I love this spot because there is a great view of the Saint-Louis Lake. It was a perfect afternoon for a walk to enjoy the warm weather and the breeze. My first sketch was of a maple tree, and later I drew a group of seniors sitting on lawn chairs close to the water (they were having a rather heated debate about physiotherapy!) The sun was setting and mosquitoes clouds began to rise. For some reason, they had a preference for the young sketcher by my side and left me alone to draft a general view of the lake and the distant church. She managed to finish her sketch despite the buzz, color and journal entry included, I am so proud of her!

16 comments:

E*phi said...

Beautiful pages, both yours and your daughters!
I wish, my parents went sketching with me when I was a kid. You'd need to force them to get them draw even a stick figure...

Roadchick said...

Wonderful! I wish I had spend my Easter Sunday doing what you did!!

Drawn2Life said...

What wonderful sketches! And to draw with your daughter...bliss! Makes for a fantastic Easter I would think.

curiouscrow said...

Lovely sketches - I really like the small spots of colour in your top sketches. Sounds like an idyllic Easter to me.

Arty Velarde said...

very cool

bendelachanal said...

Très joli croquis, mère et fille. C'est amusant de reconnaître l'endroit!

Sketch Gurl said...

Beautiful sketches - love the cool waters in the second one!

ffyrebird.com said...

Wonderful sketches, yours and your daughter's. I love the one of the seniors. Sounds like the two of you had a lovely day.

Ramona Davidson said...

How wonderful to have someone (especially your child) to share art and sketching in the outdoors. Lovely sketches. Thanks for sharing.

donna said...

What lovely journal pages. I am envious that you and your daughter get to sketch together. What a wonderful gift!

Revelle said...

great sketches. I don't take enough time to just do regular sketches. I'm too busy drawing my birds. I need to take some time and do some sketches like yours. Just lovely!
Revelle

Janene said...

Your sketches are delightful, and please tell you daughter that I like hers too. How wonderful that you share the enjoyment of sketching together.

Jilly said...

Great sketches - and so nice to go sketching in company.

Alex said...

Absolutely love these. :) I spent my easter not drawing, but eating ^^ I gotta stop doing that

raena said...

Looks like my idea of an ideal Easter! Wonderful sketches!

Alex said...

Thank you for your comment on the kitty cat drawing. Yeah he's very cute, but not so cute when he leave scratch marks all over my hands...hahahaha.