Nelson in the rainPosted: July 29, 2013
I knew I shouldn’t have started this sketch but I couldn’t resist the drama of Nelson’s Column silhouetted against the dark sky. And then I got to talking to a nice family visiting from Mexico… The sky got darker. They wanted to see me paint. And then — the rain! It started so quickly and so heavily that I couldn’t even close my book in time. Shelter was in a food court off Place Jacques Cartier and when the rain stopped I went out again to add a bit more paint to my sketch but dark clouds reappeared, heavy drops landed on my page and I threw in the towel. Dried the last bits at the hand dryer in the women’s washroom in the food court.