Le Collectif (CALVAQ) organized a sketchcrawl at the Eglise St. Jean-Baptiste on rue St. Jean and we all met at 11:30 after the mass was over. It was a really nice day and I had a hard time with the thought of going inside to sketch but in I went.
I confess that I find few places less inspiring than the inside of a Catholic church. I think it must be the gaudy gold everything that turns me off. But they have one of their old bells on display so I drew it in my Stillman & Birn Beta (6×8) with my TWSBI Mini.
The other sketchers seemed more inspired than I was and everyone was deep in sketching mode when I finished. All I could think of was the sunshine I was missing out on. Maybe I was a plant in a previous life. Anyways, I went outdoors.
Ahh…..”Good morning sunshine…the Earth says Hello…” Who sang that song? So long ago. I wanted to stick with the church theme as that’s what the sketchcrawl was about, but as I walked around the church I couldn’t find a location that gave me a scene that inspired me. So I walked further away and found a tiny park area that gave me a view of the really tall church steeple. I sat down in the sun and started drawing, this time with my Pilot Falcon but in the same S&B Beta book. We had a great day and I hope you like the sketches.
I would’ve done exactly the same thing — must sketch outdoors when the sun shines! Beautiful steeple!