38th Sketchcrawl Montreal

The meeting place for the Montreal Sketchcrawl was an indoor skating rink in a downtown office building but mostly everyone ended up at some point being drawn (no pun intended!) to the heavy snow falling outside and covering the dome and the back part of Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral. I followed my friend Marc, who remembered having seen a great view of the building from the lobby of the Hilton Hotel and we sketched there most of the day. From that vantage point the city seemed silent under the snow but I bet if you listened carefully you could probably hear the cheering of die-hard Montreal Canadiens fans gearing up for the first hockey game of the season at the Bell Centre only a block away.

MaryQueenoftheWorld

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10 Comments on “38th Sketchcrawl Montreal”

  1. drawandshoot says:

    This is just so beautiful, Shari! i love those subtle winter tones. There is such a silence during snowfall – Like quiet is filtering down from the sky…

  2. Vicky says:

    Somehow you have captured the stillness in this lovely painting in muted tones. I really like how my eye travels from the stripes on the building, to the pattern on the dome, and then to the foreground with the rooftops and tree branches. It’s really fun to look at!

  3. Linda Daily says:

    Shari,I love all those greys that convey the cold and quiet.
    A real gem!

  4. Lee Kline says:

    Was that my drawing of the church from the lobby of the Hilton that Marc remembered? If the answere is no, don’t tell me! One of my workshop folks did one as well. Here is mine:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sketchrboy/ and here is hers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sketchrboy/8169402692/in/set-72157631821757531/

    But yours, My Dear, is sublime and what I aspire to. Beautiful and quiet.

    • That is exactly it Lee. I don’t know if Marc remembered it from you drawing or from attending a conference in the hotel but it is exactly the same spot. There is a quiet corner with a little upholstered seat in front of the window. And nobody bothered us for the whole day.


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