From the round windowPosted: May 26, 2013
I love drawing at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts because of the great views from the windows. With four pavilions situated on the north and south sides of Sherbrooke Street, you are pretty much guaranteed a good view from wherever you are. Today was the monthly meeting day for Urban Sketchers Montreal which happened to coincide with Museums Day in Montreal. We were a small group of diehards (six of us in all) braving the cold and the rain but we were lucky to see a dance performance by Marie Chouinard (hard to draw that one!) and then we spent some time sketching from a giant round window with a view onto the street. There’s an interesting Dale Chihuly sculpture on display in advance of the upcoming exhibit — a crazy yellow swirly mass called “The Sun” — but since I couldn’t use paint I drew the Romanesque Revival facade of the Bourgie Pavilion (formerly the Erskine and American Church).