Parc Petite Italie

A friend asked me recently why I was travelling all over the city to sketch. The reason is that these past few weeks I’ve been visiting my students who are doing internships in companies, mostly in the Plateau Mont Royal. It’s always a pleasure to see them at work, using some of the skills they’ve learned over the past three years of college. Of course I’ve tried to pack my sketch stuff with me and build in a little time to stop in different neighbourhoods. Today I parked next to Parc Petite Italie and looked across the park at the brick buildings, hoping to catch some of the dappled shade in the park. But what a day I picked. If you live in downtown Montreal you know what I mean. There were a series of violent rain squalls that passed over the city this afternoon, often alternating with periods of bright sunshine. I’m just glad I was in my car instead of sitting on one of those benches.


6 Comments on “Parc Petite Italie”

  1. Monique says:

    Violent winds here..almost hail..and no electricity for the past 3 hours ap.
    You have Little italy down pat.
    I love going there..
    Milano..the market..Anatol..


  2. Linda says:

    Very, very nice, Shari. I love the foreground and the trees look like they are carrying the weight of the rain.


  3. SusanA says:

    Shari, I love how you captured all those lines without making the sketch feel cluttered or hard to read. I really like it.


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