Back On The Plains Of Abraham

Well, the last time I was on the Plains of Abraham (in Jardin Jeanne d’Arc) I froze because I dressed for summer and Mother Nature was still thinking early spring.  So, I returned on Friday, in long pants and wearing a jacket.  And I’m glad I did because it was very pleasant to sit in a grassy area and draw this scene.

Stillman & Birn Alpha (5x8), Platinum 3776

Stillman & Birn Alpha (5×8), Platinum 3776

The structure is an interesting one.  It is a military observation/gun emplacement built by the British to defend against a potential attack from the United States.  What’s interesting about it is that you’re looking at the “thin” side of the building.  The walls on this side are typical stone while on the side facing south the walls are very thick to withstand cannon fire, and maybe even a Trump speech (grin).

4 thoughts on “Back On The Plains Of Abraham

  1. Military structures and objects are always be interesting subjects to draw for me. This building is also very interesting structure.

    There is another thing i love in this picture is frame. I couldn’t decide framing the picture is good or bad, but this picture’s frame is very handsome. Drawing the borders of the scene makes this scene much more alive.

    • Yes, these towers are very interesting structures. I’ve drawn them several times.

      I like these simple frames for some applications. I’m still experimenting with both the how and when of frames. — Larry

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