The garden at Antoine Pilon HousePosted: July 9, 2015
Drawing thumbnails is quite helpful to me. It gives me a chance to really look at things, to decide if they are worth investing time in and also to see if the place I have chosen will be a good spot to spend some time in. This morning I wandered around the village of Pointe Claire with my folding stool, hoping to find a nice facade to draw. The day is cloudy and the light is flat but I did a few quick sketches of a building, including a closeup of the doorway and even a sketch of that unique Montreal architectural symbol — the outdoor staircase. In the end I decided to move on because none of the thumbnails seemed interesting enough to take to the next step (although I may go back to draw the staircase on a sunny day.)
A little further along the road I noticed the fence at Maison Antoine Pilon. Yes, cliché, I know. Little house, picket fence, flowers tumbling. A bit too cute. But I couldn’t resist the white shapes against the dark green so I drew it anyway.