East and west sides of BishopPosted: February 26, 2017
If you live in Montreal and haven’t visited the new wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, get yourself down there. No only will you see lots of new galleries including some of contemporary art, but there’s also a multi-level open space with views along Bishop St. and plenty of places to sit and draw. We had our monthly Urban Sketchers Montreal outing there today, and probably our biggest turnout ever. Besides the sketchers, it seemed like half of Montreal was visiting the museum and the blockbuster Chagall show that is on as well. Walking through the new wing I noticed crowds of young people looking at the art —which might be in part because there was free admission today — but nevertheless it made me really happy to see what a vibrant place our museum has become.
I sketched two views looking down Bishop St., one detailed pen and wash view and one looser one with no preliminary drawing where I just had fun drawing shapes with the brush.