Urban Sketching

Building in Pozńan Town Square

9"x12", watercolour on 140lb watercolour paper. Observational drawing done on-location in Pozńan, Poland. ~2107

Pair of Pigeons

5"x5" watercolour on 140lbs watercolour paper. Observational drawing done on-location in the port of Montreal. ~2017

Stairway on Rue Galt

9"x12", watercolour on 140lb watercolour paper. Observational drawing done on-location. ~2017

DAY 3 Results: Tim Horton's

"Went to Tim Horton's after my 1 1/2 hour at the gym, ate a donut with a coffee and drew the people there from a back corner. Within 5 minutes of me showing up, and older man tried to ask me out...which really caught me off guard. There was a guy there who walked around like he owned the place - the guy in my sketches totally owning his baldness. The place was so full of people. It was 5 degrees outside. There's some distorted sketches here because I was trying to not stare too intensely at random guys sitting nearby."

DAY 2 Results

"I did some sketches from a YouTube video called something like "faces from schools around the world" - so these are mostly kids. The kid with the yellow shirt is probably my favourite because it's such a simple, effective sketch. Watercolour and ink pen."

DAY 1 Results

"I found my friend Julie doing the same challenge. When she left, a stranger showed up and started telling me about her problems at the pharmacy. Then I froze, so I went home, ate homemade ramen, and drew some peeps from my Facebook friends list and a random YouTube video. The more detailed people are the ones who had to wait for the bus."

DAY 1 Results

"I found my friend Julie doing the same challenge. When she left, a stranger showed up and started telling me about her problems at the pharmacy. Then I froze, so I went home, ate homemade ramen, and drew some peeps from my Facebook friends list and a random YouTube video. The more detailed people are the ones who had to wait for the bus."

The Bay

9"x12", watercolour on 140lb watercolour paper. Observational sketch on-location of The Bay store from across the street in a park full of street vendors in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ~2016

Dorchester Park Tree in May

9"x12", watercolour on 140lb watercolour paper. Observational painting of a specific entanglement of trees in Dorchester Park, off Peel Street in Montreal. Several groups of people occupied the benches just long enough to be painted. ~2016

September Sunflowers

12"x18" watercolour on 140lb Fabriano paper. Sunflowers from a balcony garden, flowering late in September. ~2016

First Days of Spring

Montreal didn't have a very intense winter this year. Worked out great for me because of my surgery - I would've had a really hard time walking if there was 2 feet of snow, ice, and the same kind of -36C weather from a winter or two ago. I'm still traumatized by that. Most people are saying, "Huh, unusually warm / that was a short winter". I guess! I mean, having arctic weather every year isn't exactly normal in terms of the rest of the planet. Thanks Nature. It's nice spring is already starting. On one of the better days to crop up, Justin and I escaped our apartment and I finally did some ur…

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Westmount Greenhouse

Watercolour & pencil on watercolour paper. 9"x12". Watercolour sketch created at the Westmount Library Greenhouse in Montreal during USK: MTL. ~2015

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