I’m just giddy with excitement that I’m getting some days that are warm enough for me to get out sketching on the street. It’s a good time too as tourists aren’t yet filling the old city streets so I’m able to sketch some things in that area that are normally difficult because of all the people.
One such place is the Musée de l’Amérique francophonie. It’s part of a complex of structures that used to be a seminary and Université Laval. The university moved, long ago, from the downtown area but its Department of Architecture still resides in one of the buildings. These buildings have a rich history and I’ve sketched several of them but never the Museum entrance because it faces the town square and is next to a huge cathedral that is a tourist attraction.
But tourists won’t show up until it’s a bit warmer so I sat and sketched this grand structure. Nothing better than sitting in the sun, coat zipped up, and sketching. Hmm…no, it’s better without needing the coat zipped up.
This is terrific, Larry! You really nailed the perspective of that curved wall. And coat or no coat, it looks like spring is finally on its way.
Thanks, Tina. It was really nice to be out and sitting in the sun. Sadly, it looks like next week is supposed to be rainy, windy and our ‘heat wave’ is leaving us. Still…real soon even the trees will respond. — Larry