Finally – Outdoor Sketching

Quebec City + April 18, 2014 =

Larry FINALLY gets to sketch outdoors!!

It warmed up all the way to 44F on Friday and there was little wind.  I found myself sitting in front of the Quebec Parliament building and while the sketching was quickly done, it felt GREAT to be outdoors while sketching.


I started by drawing the right spire of the parliament building itself.  I followed this with a lamp post and then did the sketch of a large fountain featured in front of the building.  Done on cheap brown paper, the Lexington Gray feathered a bit, even when using my fine nib Pilot Prera but I was having so much fun that it hardly mattered.


I was cooling down but I did a very quick sketch of the St. Louis Gate, through which rue St. Louis passes into the old city.  By the time I finshed, the 44F temp had taken its toll and I needed to move.  Nevertheless, I officially decree that the Quebec City outdoor season has begun.  The fact that it’s too cold to sketch outdoors today is irrelevant.

4 thoughts on “Finally – Outdoor Sketching

  1. Congrats, Larry! Your exuberance is contagious. (Wish I could be equally elated here, where it’s pouring again. 🙂 ) Looking forward to more outdoor sketches from you.

    • It was cold during our worldwide sketchcrawl but I was out walking with my wife and sketching today so maybe spring has actually arrived. We should start having regular rain days for the next couple weeks, though.

      Cheers — Larry

  2. Even if yesterday was a ‘one off’…. it won’t be long now … 😀


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