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One Week 100 People

Drawings, sketches & paintings for the One Week, 100 People challenge - literally illustrate 100 people in one week.

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

Guess at Rue Saint Catherine

Watercolour and ink, 7.5"x9". Drawn on location at Au Pain Doré. A corner of downtown Montreal. ~March, 2016

Sketching Indoors in the Winter

It is amazing what places are hidden in Montreal. This is the first time I've visited the greenhouse at the Westmount Library, which is free and open to that public, alongside the USK: MTL group. We were figuring out where to go, and this turned out to be the perfect place because it was sunny and warm and full of cheerful greenery that is a rare sight in the winter. Steadily, I drew and painted with my pencil and watercolours for 3.5 hours. It is a daunting task painting a curved architectural interior with a multitude of plants and with a liquid medium.

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