School in snow

It wasn’t long after sunrise that I went out to sketch today and the temperature reading on my car thermometer was -18C. I have to admit that I drove out of my garage so the vehicle was not as cold as it could have been and that bought me a bit of time. How long could I last in that car? There was a frigid wind blowing off the lake in Pointe Claire but I did manage to do this in about 30 minutes. And with the forecast for the rest of the week hovering between -20C and -25C, I may have to wait for a warmer day to venture out there again. I hope I conveyed the arctic colours.


11 Comments on “School in snow”

  1. Monique says:

    Hmm..BHS?You are good..I walked to my daughters it is so nippy..yesterday downtown..nippy cold Jan 15th also..My daughter and I walked from Parc Lafontaine to St-Denis..and I wanted to cry:-)

    • HI Monique! It is not BHS. It is the school across from St. Joachim Church down by the lake in Pointe Claire. I don’t know how you walked so far. It is painful to be outside. Even my dog started limping and turned around to go home during her walk.

  2. Ross C says:

    I was trying to figure out what “BHS” meant… I thought it was some Canadian-only acronym for people who willfully go out in freezing conditions when they shouldn’t… “Born Hopelessly Stupid” or something like that. Anyway, the sketch is good, but I think you need a mental assessment! : )

  3. Alison says:

    Beautifully conveyed! I’m curious about the pen and colour used for the line work. Looks like a limited palette?

  4. Monique says:

    I love that church:-)
    My friend was married there..I love Pointe-Claire village..went to St
    Thomas…French side:-)

  5. Lee Kline says:

    My dear….Florida is calling. Can you not hear?

  6. Oh you are a brave one! Not only in the cold, but in the morning cold! The smoke from the chimney looks spot on!

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