Les grands voiliersPosted: September 15, 2012
The spectacular Tall Ships have arrived in Montreal and today Marc Holmes and I spent the day sketching them. When we arrived we approached from the pier above so these two looked more like short ships but we sketched them first because of their relative simplicity compared to the truly tall Tall Ships. As more people arrived on site a crowd developed in back of us, perhaps thinking that we were part of the entertainment like the guy on stilts or the man in the pirate costume. When I was just finishing my drawing they put up the tarp on the ship on the left so I erased all the details on the deck, happily added in the tarp and then a gust of wind or a passerby knocked a whole lot of dirt in my travel palette. Despite that it was an amazing outing to see and sketch these majestic vessels.