I’m continuing to fill my small Moleskine watercolor book with sketches. Doing a bit of experimenting, having a lot of fun. I do enjoy this format, though I wish the Moleskine was in portrait format. As you’ll see, most of the sketches I’ve done are in portrait format. Personally, I’m still waiting for Stillman & Birn to do a 3×5, small sketchbook with their great papers, preferably their Beta or Zeta papers.
Until then, here’s a few more small sketches.
This young woman was stoking the fire of an outdoor oven associated with a historic Jesuit mill in the Quebec area. Most of the time she was chopping wood but I did this quick sketch of her tending the fire.
Part of the Charlesbourg library roof is grass covered and you can walk up there. From there you can see another wing of the building which sports this tower. I sat, on a very windy day trying to keep my sketchbook from blowing away as I made this sketch.
A somewhat different lamp that I found in Charlesbourg. Just a quick ink sketch that took only a few minutes.
Part of the Quebec skyline. This was an experiment in quick-sketching using J.Herbin 1670 ink, followed up with a waterbrush to spread the ink a bit. In spite of my typical penchant for straight lines and detail, I liked this one a lot.
For some reason, ferry passengers seem in constant motion during the 10 minute trip from one side of the St. Lawrence to the other. These two actually stood still for a couple minutes as I sketched them.
The people who get to sit on this terrace are lucky indeed as the house is high on a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence.
I’m a big fan of the complex chimneys on many of the downtown buildings. I couldn’t resist trying to capture the detail of this one.
This is one of three navigational bouys that sit in the Canadian Coast Guard park associated with their Quebec City installation.
This is one of a brace of entry markers at the entrance to one of the local parks.