Urban Sketching

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…


Westmount Greenhouse

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