Location scoutingPosted: July 26, 2013
I spent the morning doing some location scouting with Marc Taro Holmes for our upcoming Urban Sketchers workshop in Old Montreal. We wanted to check out all our painting spots, make sure the light is good, that there is enough shade, access to washrooms, places to eat, etc. Lots to think about! We have 30 participants in the workshop, coming from all over the US and Canada, and as hosts we want to make sure everything is just right. As well, we tried to find some places to gather at the end of the day to relax and compare sketches. We found a great terrace on the roof of the Place d’Armes hotel with a view over the old part of the city, including a few of my personal favourites like Silo No. 5 and the Saint Sulpice Seminary. In the interests of accurate scouting (and so we could sketch the view) we had to eat a bit of lunch as well. Despite the fact that there was a speaker blaring music only inches from my ear, this will definitely be on the list for happy hour. And now all we have to do is keep our fingers crossed for good weather.