Looking down and upPosted: January 27, 2013
Urban Sketchers Montreal met at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts today. Every time we meet there are more of us which makes me pretty happy (18 sketchers today!!). The museum is the ideal place to gather because there is a plethora of stuff to draw— the sculptures, the architectural spaces, the visitors, the views from the picture windows— and the sketches captured it all. I am always curious to see the ones that Emmanuel does. Last time he drew only the eyes of all the stuffed animals at the Redpath Museum. This time he drew bits of landscape from many paintings in the European collection, and when you look at his sketchbook it’s like he has just completed a sketching trip through 19th century France and Italy. I found a window ledge on the fourth floor facing north with a view up Avenue du Musée towards the mountain.
Here’s some of the group at the end of the day near the Jim Dine scuplture that was our meeting spot. (The person sleeping on the sofa is not one of us!) I took a group shot at lunch but my lighting was bad so I am posting a partial group shot instead.