I was still resurrecting our house from the recent construction and so couldn’t get out sketching, but I was desperate to do something other than quick doodles. I was reading the newspaper over lunch when I came across a picture of the top of our city hall and decided to sketch it.
I don’t sketch from photos and other than quick doodles, I rarely sketch at home, so this was…what’s the word… err… uhm… oh yeah… DIFFERENT. I was sitting at our kitchen table, in a real chair, with paper resting on a hard surface. What a difference that makes. It’s a lot easier to draw this way than perched on my tripod stool on location. I can’t say its as much fun but maybe I should do it more often. Anyways, here’s the top of Quebec City’s seat of government. Tomorrow I’m heading to the museum.
There’s a lot to be said for a comfy chair and table, good light and climate control. Yet somehow it’s never as much fun as shivering or sweating, swatting flies and grabbing your pages in the wind. Sigh.