Sketching The Past

I enjoy drawing the past, a past I never experienced. Because of this I’ve done sketches of Quebec trolley cars rolling through the streets, old construction sites, etc. But the other day I was flipping through old photos and came across a photo I took in 2014. I remember thinking that I should make a large painting of it as my daughter is in the foreground, looking from a bridge down on the Ottawa canal lock descent into the Ottawa river. Above her in the view are the Canadian Government complex. It would be a very time-consuming painting I fear, which is why I never did it.

But I was inspired by my daughter’s red coat and so I made this sketch.