Sketching At The Quebec Aquarium

Claudette, Fernande and I headed to the Quebec Aquarium because predictions were for rain.  This is an ideal sketching venue when weather is suspect because there are both indoor and outdoor sketching available.  As it turned out, the weather was pretty nice so we all stayed outdoors.

I started my day with a sketch of the largest building complex.  It was a nice building scene and I could sit in the shade of a large ash tree.  I had fun sketching the tall, large-leaf plants I was looking over from my tripod stool view.

Quebec Aquarium building complex

Stillman & Birn Alpha 10×7, Pilot Falcon, Platinum Carbon Black

We met for lunch at a picnic bench in the kid’s playground and compared sketches.  Then we talked about their sketching sessions while I was in Ottawa and I told them about my sketching in Ottawa.  I really enjoy this part of urban sketching.  There’s just nothing like the camaraderie among sketchers.

We split up again and I did a bit of wandering.  There are several ponds on the grounds and I found a water lily that grew in just the right spot for me to sketch and so I sat down and did just that.

water lily

Moleskine watercolor book (5×3), Pilot Falcon, Platinum Carbon Black