Ogilvy AvenuePosted: September 3, 2014
The Montreal neighbourhood of Park Extension is always an interesting place to stop and sketch, if you can find a place to park. Today I was lucky — I found a spot on the shady side of Ogilvy Avenue, with a good view of a corner shop. Park Ex was, and still is, a working-class neighbourhood, and historically home since the 1950s to different groups of immigrants — first Jewish, then Italian, Greek and now mostly South Asian as well as Caribbean. That makes for lots of interesting little shops and a very busy street life. With the limited time I had today, I thought this scene might be best dealt with in pencil and I had just enough time to capture the lights and darks of the storefront and practice a bit of people and car drawing at the same time.