Spring in the hoodPosted: May 7, 2015
Yikes, there’s a heat wave in Montreal and everything is opening and blooming all on the same day, including the ferns in front of my house that are growing about an inch every hour. Last week there seemed to be no buds on the trees and this week some of them are almost fully leafed out. I stoppped to sketch on my way to school today, on a street not too far away from my house, to record some of the action as it unfolds and unfurls. There’s only a short window of opportunity when the trees are this pale green — when they darken I find that they are far less interesting. Today I used a limited palette of Azo Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue, with a little Manganese Blue in the sky added in at the end.