urban sketching

  • City and Country

    The above is at the corner of Laurier and Parc, yet again, but this time facing what I imagine is east (I am horrible with directions, pathetic, in fact, so…

  • Around Montreal

    In my effort to sketch daily and build watercolour skills, I’m filling my wee watercolour sketch book quite nicely. I don’t always get a completed painting done each day, but…

  • Bookbinding Tutorial

    My daughter complained to me one night about not having an unused sketchbook. We are a family of many used up sketchbooks, so I wondered if it might be time…

  • Urban Sketch – Verdun at de l’Eglise

    Working with watercolours again. This is a little corner in Verdun that was cleaned up and greened up last summer. The tall bulrush installation in the foreground is a water…

  • Working on Watercolour Sketching

    I’m working on trying to improve my watercolour skills. I’m using crappy paper here, but I’m still enjoying the act of quick-sketching and including colour.  I shall upgrade my sketch…

  • Sketch ‘n’ Write

    The thing about writing is that spending endless hours in front of your manuscript can turn your brain into mush. Fortunately, when I steal away somewhere to do some editing…