Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours means Our Lady of Good Help. I’m not really sure who helped us, but we had great weather for the first day of our Urban Sketchers workshop in Old Montreal. Marc was with half the group in Place d’Armes and I did a demo with my group at Place Jacques Cartier in the morning and from the Basin Bonsecours in the afternoon.  We found a  shady spot away from the crowds on the Square and in the afternoon, although you may not be able to see it in the photo, the students did some amazing sketches of the church, with proved to be a very difficult building to draw. Angles, curves, domes — it was a challenge. But if you have the patience to really look at how it is constructed and invest some time in the drawing, you reap rewards. I ended the day very pleased with their results.



13 Comments on “Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel”

  1. susan says:



  2. Nathalie says:

    So glad you had a great day and everyone looked like they had an amazing time. All the best to Mark and you for the remaining workshop.


  3. Monique says:

    That is so beautiful Shari..what a happy looking bunch..All talented..!


  4. Lee Kline says:

    Wowieee! I enlarged the group picture and it looks as if your group got a lot from your teaching. Congratulations to you, teacher! And congrats to your class for being smart enough to choose your workshop. I am certain they all grew from it.


  5. crowe says:

    Wow, this is fantastic. Any chance you might post some step-by-step images of your paintings? It’d be really cool to see how you work!


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